Roadkill: Sad Sightings Can Help Conservation

With nearly 15,000 miles of roadways in Vermont, wildlife are forced to run the gauntlet to get to the other side. Road ecology is a relatively new discipline of conservation biology that explores and addresses the relationships between the natural environment and our growing transportation system. The most critical aspect of creating safe and permeable wildlife crossings is data. You can help the Vermont Atlas of Life gather this key information for land managers and transportation agencies. When you see roadkill or wildlife crossing or standing along roads, please stop at a safe location and log your sighting for inclusion in the atlas. Photographs of the animal for identification as well as a wider photo of the scene are great to capture when it is completely safe to do so.

When you enter an observation, type "roadkill" into the box for more fields and it will add it. Then type "yes" in the text box.

Publicado por kpmcfarland kpmcfarland, 30 de enero de 2013

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Gosh I never thought of road kill hindering wildlife will keep in mind as almost always travel with my camera.

Publicado por janeogilvie hace más de 7 años (Marca)

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