Wildlife bridge saves animals’ lives

This video says about itself:

Animal Bridges – Life Saving Wildlife Crossings

8 October 2014

Collisions with automobiles claim the lives of incalculable numbers of animals every year, especially in areas where roads cut across the natural habitats of numerous species. Since humans aren’t exactly likely to cede our roads to the animal kingdom any time soon (as much as some of us would be okay with that), we have to come up with other solutions. Wildlife crossings built to allow land-based creatures to pass safely from one side of the road to another make a huge difference for all sorts of species, and they’re beautiful, too.

Banff National Park Alberta, Canada
Modular Green Wildlife Bridge Concept
ARC International Wildlife Crossing Competition
Highway A50, Netherlands
Wildlife Crossing, France
Birkenau, Germany
E314, Belgium
Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana
Borkeld, The Netherlands
Watchung Reservation, New Jersey
Keechelus Lake, Washington

Warden Albert Henckel in Drenthe province in the Netherlands writes today about the new wildlife bridge, linking nature reserve Terhorsterzand with Dwingelderveld national park.

Before the wildlife bridge had been built, animals had to cross the dangerous A28 motorway. Henckel used to see many animals killed by the traffic there. Dead badgers, pine martens, roe deer, red squirrels, rabbits, adders, a wild boar. Also, a dead raccoon dog and a dead beech marten.

Already during its construction, roe deer discovered the new bridge. Badgers, rabbits, martens and red foxes followed.

Probably, many more animals, including, eg, amphibians, will discover this wildlife bridge.

Dwingelderveld wildlife bridge: here,

With climate change forcing many species to shift their distributions, improving connectivity among key sites and policy responses to make the wider countryside more biodiversity-friendly are helping species to cope with climate change: here.

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