The construction of roads near protected forest areas alters ecosystem function by creating habitat fragmentation and through several direct and indirect negative effects such as increased pollution, animal mortality through collisions, disturbance caused by excessive noise and wind turbulence. Noise in particular, may have strong negative effects on animal groups such as frogs and birds that rely on sound for communication as it can negatively interfere with vocalizations used for territorial defense or courtship.
Time : 15:19
Date : 2016-11-22
Location : Sweden 57.737406, 12.013642