13 May 2008

Green bridge

I saw a bit of a PBS program Sunday evening on the red deer of the Austrian Alps. They discussed the threat of human encroachment on their habitat, and how the herds face death daily as they cross freeways to their feeding grounds. Their solution? Green bridges - generously wide overpasses of earth and vegitation. Once the animals accept the bridgeway, vehicular deer deaths drop significantly. I'm suprised they're not more widely used elsewhere.

Me likes the deers alive.

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