Long highway sections with wildlife fences are more effective in reducing wildlife-vehicle collision

Wildlife fences along highway sections that are at least 3 miles (5 km) long, almost always reduce ungulate-vehicle collisions by at least 80%. If shorter highway sections are fenced, the average effectiveness is reduced to about 50%. Furthermore, the effectiveness for individual road sections varies greatly. This article was published in the journal Biological Conservation and includes practical recommendations. E-mail me to request a PDF of the article.

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