Why did the mammal cross the road?

A new long-term study from Canada explores the effectiveness of wildlife passages for smaller mammals. Check out the infographic below for a look at some of the major highlights and findings from the work.

As you’ll see, at both the global and species level, some of the structural and environmental characteristics associated with the passages influenced the discovery (step 1) and use (step 2) of the mitigation structures.

What accounts for the results seen here? Hint: there may be more to it than the wildlife passages alone.

For management recommendations, read the full article by April Robin Martinig and Katrina Bélanger-Smith here: ‘Factors influencing the discovery and use of wildlife passages for small fauna

Martinig & Bélanger-Smith Infographic

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