Wildlife & Traffic

A European Handbook for Identifying Conflicts and Designing Solutions

1 Introduction
Original version (2003)
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New and existing network

While habitat fragmentation is increasingly taken into account when new infrastructure is planned, there remain many existing stretches of road and railway where mitigation measures are badly needed. The impact of existing infrastructure can change when new infrastructure is built, further increasing the need for mitigation measures. When designing measures to counteract habitat fragmentation, the focus should, therefore, be on the impact of the infrastructure network as a whole.