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This 3-D model shows a wildlife bridge connecting two wild areas over a highway.

Chihuahua Approves Wildlife Crossings on Highways

Last week, the state of Chihuahua in Mexico amended a law to mandate wildlife crossings on all new highway projects in the state. Wildlife crossings decrease the risk of wildlife-vehicle collisions, protecting both wildlife and human travelers. Huffington Post Mexico covered the story, interviewing Juan Carlos Bravo, our Mexico Program Director. Graphic: Pedro Capdeveille

This 3-D model shows a wildlife bridge connecting two wild areas over a highway.

Diputados locales de Chihuahua aprueban reforma que exige Pasos de Fauna en todos los nuevos proyectos de carreteras del estado

El lunes, diputados locales del estado de Chihuahua, aprobaron un reforma a la Ley de Transporte y sus Vías de Comunicación que obliga a implementar Pasos de Fauna en el diseño, construcción y mantenimiento de caminos y carreteras para conservar los movimientos de la vida silvestre. Gráfico: Pedro Capdeveille

This 3-D model shows a wildlife bridge connecting two wild areas over a highway.

Chihuahua State Representatives Pass Amendment Requiring Wildlife Crossings on All New Highway Projects in the State

Representatives of the northern state of Chihuahua in Mexico recently approved an amendment in the state’s Transportation Law requiring the implementation of wildlife crossings in the design, construction and maintenance of roads and highways for preserving wildlife movements. Graphic: Pedro Capdeveille

Un vistazo de vida silvestre en movimiento

La Carretera 2 de México podría crear una barrera geográfica casi impasable para la vida silvestre que trata de cruzarla para encontrar comida, compañeros y refugio. Leer más sobre la captura de cámaras que estamos realizando en esta área para hacer recomendaciones basadas en datos para cruces de vida silvestre a lo largo de la carretera. Foto: Wildlands Network/EcoGrande/Sky Island Alliance

A large brown, four-legged animal with horns crosses a road in a forest as cars wait for it to pass.

Roads and Wildlife: Working to Reduce the Human/Wildlife Conflict

Wildlands Network’s former Landscape Conservationist, Maggie Ernest Johnson, wrote about our growing road ecology efforts in this article, republished in The Delaware Valley Eagle Alliance’s online Nature Newsletter. Maggie detailed our efforts to mitigate wildlife-vehicle collisions across a number of major highways in North America. Photo: Noel Reynolds

Five people tend to a bull elk whose face is covered with a green cloth.

Making Roads Safer for Wildlife and People with GPS Elk Collars

Since fitting 3 elk with GPS collars 8 months ago near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we’ve collared 4 more elk and are continuing to monitor their movements across nearby roadways to potentially reduce dangerous wildlife-vehicle collisions. We’ll use the data from the GPS collars to recommend the best places for wildlife crossings on roadways surrounding the park, protecting both wildlife and people. Photo: Keith Martin