06 de julio de 2021

California is betting $61 million that new highway crossings will keep wildlife safe.

Large animals cause 20 crashes a day on California highways. Experts say special bridges and tunnels can prevent them and protect endangered species.

https://calmatters.org/politics/2021/07/california-wildlife-crossings/

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01 de junio de 2021

How Do Animals Safely Cross a Highway? Take a Look.

There are more than a thousand dedicated wildlife crossings in the United States today, up from just a few in the 1970s and 80s, according to Patricia Cramer, an ecologist who has studied and worked in the field for two decades. But only 10 or 20 are overpasses.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/05/31/climate/wildlife-crossings-animals.html

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07 de abril de 2021

Rename roads after dead mountain lions. Maybe then drivers will care.

I would like to propose that a portion of one Los Angeles-area freeway be renamed for the mountain lions lost to vehicle strikes on our roadways. It might help motorists realize that they share these great landscapes with other beings that deserve to live unimpeded by humans in a hurry.

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-04-07/mountain-lions-killed-on-roads?_amp=true

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19 de febrero de 2021

Wildlife & road: Stop, swerve, or keep going?

As America’s roadways expand, humans continue to cross paths with the natural landscape and its animal inhabitants. The overlap between humanity and the wild is inevitable, especially as construction grows and animal populations fall victim to modern expansion.

https://www.bankrate.com/insurance/car/wildlife-and-road-safety/amp/

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17 de febrero de 2021

Letters: Protect newts.

As a herpetologist, I’m deeply troubled by Santa Clara County’s failure to fix the massive newt roadkill problem on Alma Bridge Road. Community scientists have revealed that more than 5,000 Pacific newts were killed there in 2019-2020 by cars and bikes.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/02/17/letters-266/

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23 de enero de 2021

How creating wildlife crossings can help reindeer, bears – and even crabs.

Sweden’s announcement this week that it is to build a series of animal bridges is the latest in global efforts to help wildlife navigate busy roads.

https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/23/how-wildlife-crossings-are-helping-reindeer-bears-and-even-crabs-aoe

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31 de octubre de 2020

Underground Wildlife Crossing Dispute Renewed.

Two Gaviota Groups Appeal to Coastal Commission over Caltrans Project.

https://www.independent.com/2020/10/31/underground-wildlife-crossing-dispute-renewed/

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22 de octubre de 2020

New salamander law means Castroville/Highway 156 interchange can now move forward..

Highway 156 is a crucial thoroughfare for thousands of commuters, travelers and commercial trucks each day between the Monterey Peninsula and Highway 101, but the corridor is also crucial to a species on its own commute, the endangered Santa Cruz long-toed salamander. For years, any improvements to 156 – including a new and safer interchange at Castroville Boulevard – have been stalled as humans tried to figure out how to accommodate both highway and habitat.

http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/news/local_news/new-salamander-law-means-castroville-highway-156-interchange-can-now-move-forward/article_f8aac4b4-13d8-11eb-8f4d-2fe8c71292ec.amp.html

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15 de octubre de 2020

21 de septiembre de 2020

Watch out for Wildlife Week Educates Drivers about Increased Animal-Vehicle Collision Risk.

This is the time of year that deer, elk, bears and other animals are typically on the move for migration, mating or foraging – but wildlife has 3 million fewer acres of forest to call home due to numerous fires around the state. It’s even more likely that displaced animals will be using or crossing roads and coming near traffic.

https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2020/09/21/watch-out-for-wildlife-week-educates-drivers-about-increased-animal-vehicle-collision-risk/amp/

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