Scottish amphibian-friendly kerbs

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From the BBC:

30 August 2012 Last updated at 09:15 GMT

Wildlife friendly kerbs trial in Blairgowrie win award

A local authority project aimed at protecting local wildlife has received a conservation award from an animal welfare charity.

Perth and Kinross Council has been given a Proggy Award by PETA UK (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

The award was given for the authority’s use of special kerbs designed to prevent animals like frogs and toads becoming trapped in roadside gullies.

The kerbs are being evaluated at a pilot scheme in Blairgowrie.

Perth & Kinross Council launched the initiative after a series of surveys of local roads found hundreds of animals were falling down drains and becoming trapped in the gullies.

Recessed kerbs

The authority was concerned that the road drains could prove to be hazardous especially during the breeding season or hibernation periods when animals move in large numbers.

As a result the Council launched a trial in Blairgowrie testing out the use of special wildlife kerbs, which contain a recess allowing animals to follow the lower edge of the kerb and avoid the danger from the drain.

PETA UK said they hoped the Proggy Award would encourage other councils to follow the example set by Perth and Kinross.

Perth & Kinross Council Save Amphibians From Being Washed Down the Drain: here.

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