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Flight doesn't solve everything: Mitigation of road impacts on BirdsAuthor(s): Angela Kociolek; Clara Grilo; Sandra Jacobson
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
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Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionRoads 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.
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CitationKociolek, 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.
Keywordswildlife–vehicle collision, traffic, barrier, attractants, noise, light, maintenance activities, flight diversion, crossing structures
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