Monday, January 7, 2008

Wildlife corridors gaining acceptance

The Orlando Sentinel reports here on a growing commitment to including wildlife corridors in new road construction. The corridors range from "simple devices such as wildlife tunnels under roads to lush land bridges that take critters safely over busy interstate highways." The article comments on a 2004 study that found that barrier walls along a section of U.S. Highway 441 in Alachua County, which guide smaller animals into culverts that cross under the road, cut roadkill by 93 percent.

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