Population, health and environment: Migration
To address this, WWF worked with Conservation International and the University of North Carolina to identify ways to influence different types of migrations or to directly reduce their impact on the environment.
This includes interventions in areas of origin and destination and advocacy at the policy level. The results of this study are documented in People on the Move: Reducing the Impacts of Human Migration on Biodiversity.
More detailed information on ways to reduce the impacts of migration during armed conflict can be found in The Trampled Grass: Mitigating the Impacts of Armed Conflict on the Environment.
When large population movements occur, coastal areas and forest frontiers are among the places where biodiversity is most seriously affected.