Journal archives for March 2019

March 24, 2019

Cougars are being massacred on local freeways. We need to build crossings for them.

To the editor: The growing extinction threat to Southern California mountain lions exemplifies a larger problem. Every year about 100 mountain lions are killed on California roads, and millions of other animals like imperiled San Joaquin kit foxes and desert tortoises also become roadkill.

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March 07, 2019

Room to Roam: How Animals Benefit From Wildlife Corridors.

Ecologist Jodi Hilty explains what conservationists have learned about linking critical habitat areas together.

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March 08, 2019

The Bay Area is a roadkill hotspot.

California is home to lots of wild animals, but one of the most likely places to encounter them is on the road. Thousands of collisions are reported every year, and some of the deadliest stretches of highway are here in the Bay Area.

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March 09, 2019

Roadkills again and again.

Like Robert Frost said of autumnal leaves being “… the same leaves over and over again,” a distressing number of road collisions kill animals over and over again. Each hit adds a new casualty to the list of flattened fauna.

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