Roadless Areas


A global map of roadless areas and their conservation status

Ibisch P.L., Hoffmann M.T., Kreft S., Pe’er G., Kati V.,Biber-Freudenberger L., Dominick A. DellaSala, Vale M.M.,Hobson P.R, Selva N.

Science 16 Dec 2016: Vol. 354, Issue 6318, pp. 1423-1427 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf7166

Why keep areas road-free? the importance of roadless areas

Selva N., Switalski A., Kreft S., Ibisch P.L.

in Handbook of Road Ecology, ISBN: 978-1-118-56818-7, 16-26 pages, June 2015, Wiley-Blackwell

Spatial Road Disturbance Index (SPROADI) for conservation planning: a novel landscape index, demonstrated for the State of Brandenburg, Germany

Freudenberger L., Hobson P. R., Rupic S., Pe'er G., Schluck M., Sauermann J., Kreft S.,  Selva N.,  Ibisch P. L.

Landscape Ecol. (2013) 28: 1353. doi:10.1007/s10980-013-9887-8

Roadless and Low-Traffic Areas as Conservation Targets in Europe.

Selva N., Kreft S., Kati V., Schluck M., Jonsson B. G., Mihok B., Okarma H., Ibisch P. L.

Environ Manage. 2011 Nov;48(5):865-77. doi: 10.1007/s00267-011-9751-z. Epub 2011 Sep 24.

Press release

Roadlessness is presented as the most cost efficient and effective way to protect biodiversity at a side event at the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Hyderabad, India) organized by Kriton Arsenis.


The Roadless Areas side event in Rio+20 is widely covered by media.


The scientific paper “Roadless and low-traffic areas as conservation targets in Europe” is published in the journal Environmental Management