Building Wildlife-friendly Roads and Railways

Building Wildlife-friendly Roads and Railways It’s undeniable that humans have an insatiable need for more. More resources, more land, more of everything. However, in the process, we’ve seemingly ignored that there are other occupants in this planet and as we continually expand, we’ve affected their habitats.

A team from the University of Leeds understands that there is a need for balance between humans and wildlife. That’s why they’ve conducted a Defra-funded study that, according to “sets out best practice principles for assessing the impact of new roads and railways on bats, as well as the effectiveness of mitigation measures installed to help them cross safely.”

According to the researchers, more attention should be given to bats because of the effects of transport infrastructure on biodiversity. They discovered that bat activity was less visible and that their population was generally reduced in areas closer to major roads

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