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Good news: highway underpasses for wildlife actually work

By Ross Goldingay, Lecturer in Wildlife Conservation & Biology, Southern Cross University
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Australia’s wildlife is increasingly threatened with extinction. One key driver of this is habitat clearing and fragmentation. An associated factor is the expansion of our road network, particularly the upgrade and duplication of our highways.

Governments expand our major highways in the interests of road safety and traffic flow. But major roads become barriers to wildlife movement, as well as places where cars can hit and kill many animals.

Our new research explores whether highway underpasses…The Conversation


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