The Conservation Strategy Fund has published a report on the high level of environmental risk associated with continued road construction in the Amazon basin. According to the Fund, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, roads built in the Amazon often become epicenters of deforestation and biodiversity loss. The report assesses 36 construction projects across five countries in the Amazon region and evaluates whether their benefits outweigh their environmental costs.
MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
Continuing MacArthur's tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world's most challenging problems, these annual awards recognize exceptional Foundation grantees and help ensure their sustainability.