Road projects can have significant direct impacts by razing forests, fragmenting ecosystems and disrupting traditional land-tenure systems and ways of life. They also have additional knock-on effects, often literally paving the way for logging, poaching, mining and increased human settlement in wilderness areas.
Mongabay is seeking pitches for stories on the potential social and environmental impacts of road and rail projects in Indonesia, Malaysian Borneo, and Papua New Guinea. Proposals for both news bulletins and in-depth investigations are welcome.
For a full detail description and how to submit your pitch, please click here