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  • Jim Pallett

    Wolves being killed and wild horses rounded up for slaughter, that's what is going on in America people, the Endangered Species Act is imperiled and so are our wildlife and wilderness. This is political, and as much as I prefer feel good positivity, we need living wildlife to make these crossings, we need to protect our environment from exploitation and degradation by big ag and frackers. Wolves and horses, they need your voice, now, in congress and the white house. Thank you.

  • David deSouza

    Thanks for sharing this Liz, it really warmed my heart to see these governments taking into account animals for a change.

    Here in Thailand there are lots of dogs (some stray and some not) roaming the streets. Most are very street wise but it would be good if they could learn to use the crossings!

  • papridi

    I have been working with the problem of shrinking habitats for Asian elephants in the mining zones of three eastern-Indian states. In view of advancing expressways through elephant habitats in Orissa apprehending total stop[page of transits through many elephant transit paths (ETP) I had recommended 'underpasses' to the forest authorities and discouraged construction of 'overpasses' that I can see in these pictures. Elephants with their peculiar morphology are unable to see upwards by raising their shoulder but can see below. Vehicular traffic passing underneath would frighten them and discourage use in the future. I have selected several such places and waiting for the execution of my suggestions by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).

    • Yasha Wallin

      wow. that's sweet, he just wanted to sit in a tree.

  • nowrl8r

    Let's encourage the USA to be less profit driven and more sensitive to our friends in the wild.

  • Liz Trotter

    I studied wildlife biology in school and this is so important to stop habitat fragmentation, which destroys genetic diversity- so happy its working out!

    • Yasha Wallin

      Thanks for sharing Liz! Did you ever study these particular bridges/crossings as a way to stop habitat fragmentation?

      • Liz Trotter

        I studied some examples..I was familiar with how advanced the Netherlands are and being from ( and living still) in Miami, I am aware of the underwater passages. Really great article!!

  • Gwyd

    i'm sharing this on my Green Knight Environmental page on Facebook, and maybe even on my blog, the Hazard Hot Sheet.

  • Gwyd

    i still like the little culverts they put under roads in England for hedgehogs.

  • Jacob Appel

    Very cool-looking. I wonder: do they have to bait/train the animals to use the overpass?

    • Yasha Wallin

      Yeah, from what I've read (and seen video of) it looks like there's a certain period of training time before the animals get the hang of their new route, and then it becomes more natural to them.

      • Jacob Appel

        Thanks Yasha for the quick response!

  • Lindsey Smith

    I love the ones that don't have cars!

  • Hillary Newman

    Loving the contrast of man-made and nature.