Environmental Information Center Comprehensive Foreign Affairs; Jiang Wei Compiler; Lin Dali Reviewer With the continuous expansion of human footprints on the earth, roads have fragmented habitats, and ecological corridors built for wild animals have become more and more popular in recent years. Research confirms that wildlife bridges can reduce car accidents by 85-99% Last January (2021), Sweden launched a series of "renovation projects" to help reindeer cross the country's main roads, and three ecological projects have been completed in Scanny in the south. In southern California, construction will begin this year on the world's largest wildlife bridge, connecting an inbreeding population of cougars north of Los Angeles.
The Biden administration's $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan includes $350 million for wildlife flyovers, in an effort to reduce the cost of collisions by billions a year. "Ten years ago, wildlife bridges were still experimental. We didn't know if they were useful. Now, these bridges have been shown to significantly reduce wildlife crashes, in some cases as much as 85 to 99 percent," Montana Rob Ament, an expert on road ecology at State Shadow Making University, said, "Many species are applicable, even in the Great Plains of North Dakota where moose are encountered."
There are now wildlife bridges on every continent and an elephant underpass near Mount Kenya ; the Netherlands has a network of ecological engineering that helped the country's first wolf pack in more than 140 years to take root in the densely populated country; In Java, suspended water pipes save endangered slow loris ; a bison bridge over the Mississippi River helps animals cross the river. More about this source textSource text required for additional translation information Send feedback Side panels