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Title: Flight doesn't solve everything: Mitigation of road impacts on Birds

Author: Kociolek, Angela; Grilo, Clara; Jacobson, Sandra;

Date: 2015

Source: In: van der Ree, Rodney; Smith, Daniel J.; Grilo, Clara, eds. Handbook of Road Ecology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: 281-289. Chapter 33

Publication Series: Book

Description: Roads and traffic are typically more of a threat to the conservation of birds rather than a safety issue for motorists. Some bird species have biological features and life history traits that make them particularly vulnerable to habitat loss from roads and mortality due to wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVC). Road planning that proactively considers the biological needs of birds will help avoid project delays and extra costs for mitigation, as well as achieve positive outcomes for birds.  Several strategies effectively avoid or mitigate the negative effects of roads on birds.

Keywords: wildlife–vehicle collision, traffic, barrier, attractants, noise, light, maintenance activities, flight diversion, crossing structures

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Kociolek, Angela; Grilo, Clara; Jacobson, Sandra 2015. Flight doesn't solve everything. In: van der Ree, Rodney; Smith, Daniel J.; Grilo, Clara, eds. Handbook of Road Ecology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: 281-289. Chapter 33.

 


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