THE IMPACT OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND TRAFFIC ON BIRD POPULATIONS IN THE PERNAJANLAHTI BAY BIRD SANCTUARY; A POST- PROJECT ANALYSIS

MOOTTORILIIKENNETIEN VAIKUTUKSET PERNAJANLAHDEN LINNUSTOON; YMPARISTOVAIKUTUSTEN JALKIARVIOINTI

The present study has been made for the Finnish National Road Administration which is responsible for the planning and the construction of the mainroad 7 (E 18) between Rita-Koskenkyla, a highway through the Pernajanlahti Bay bird sanctuary. Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is currently part of the road development process. This study reports on the first post project analysis (PPA) of ecological impacts of highway construction and traffic ever implemented in Finland. Pernajanlahti Bay is one of the most valuable nature conservation areas on the southern coast of Finland. The area is characterized by shallow water with submerged vegetation surrounded by extensive reed beds and shore meadows. The highway was built through the shore pastures at the northern edge of the bay. Bird populations were monitored during two years before the highway was built, one year during the construction, and finally during two years after the highway had been opened for traffic. Wetland bird populations in a control area were also monitored at the same time intervals.

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    TIELAITOS, FINNISH NATIONAL ROAD ADMINISTRATION

    OPASTINSILTA 12
    HELSINKI,   Finland  FIN-00520
  • Authors:
    • HIRVONEN, H
    • RINTALA, J
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • Finnish

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 86 p.
  • Serial:
    • TIELAITOKSEN SELVITYKSIA
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: TIEL 3100017
    • Publisher: TIELAITOS (FINNISH NATIONAL ROAD ADMINISTRATION)
    • ISSN: 0788-3722

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • ISBN: 951-726-025-3
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1996 12:00AM