Road mitigation for amphibians and reptiles

Road kill is a serious threat for many species at risk. For some species road kill is enough to cause populations to decline. Although roads are pervasive across the landscape, roads can be made safer for wildlife. Fencing can keep animals off roads, and crossing structures under roads can maintain movement corridors.

The kind of fencing or crossing structure required will depend upon the species involved. This new guide published by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and co-authored by David Seburn of Seburn Ecological Services summarizes the current state of knowledge about road mitigation for the amphibians and reptiles of Ontario.

Click on the image below to download the guide as a PDF.

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One thought on “Road mitigation for amphibians and reptiles

  1. During breeding season a road can be turned into what Walter Rose called “batrachian tarmac.” Cape Town, where he lived, is setting an excellent example in protecting the endangered Leopard Toad from going extinct as tarmac. This involves fencing as well as big publicity.

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