How forests recover rapidly on logging roads in the Congo Basin

Roads built for logging in the Congo Basin have implications for forest management. Fritz Kleinschroth
Roads built for logging in the Congo Basin have implications for forest management. Fritz Kleinschroth</span>Large areas of tropical forest worldwide are used for selective logging which requires extensive road networks to access trees harvested for timber. It is well documented that building roads into intact forest can have consequences for forest ecosystems. This is because they lead to fragmentation and facilitate access for people which can lead to long-term forest degradation or deforestation.
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