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Wildlife-Friendly Transportation Systems

Mark E. Hostetler

in The Green Leap

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780520271104
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520951877 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520271104.003.0008
Wildlife-Friendly Transportation Systems

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This chapter discusses the importance of designing and maintaining developments that permit the movement and dispersal of wildlife species. Strategies and examples are listed for how residents can maintain neighborhood wildlife corridors and use vehicles so that there is a benefit for wildlife. For developers, strategies and examples are discussed for building transportation systems and lighting along roads that benefit both people and wildlife. For policy makers, how one can create policies to promote wildlife-friendly transportation systems is discussed.

Keywords: urban biodiversity; conservation; conservation subdivision; policy makers; developers; wildlife crossings; wildlife corridor; wildlife ecology; land stewardship

Chapter.  3152 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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