Three cheers for Kootenay

Moose-HighwayWildingThere’s probably a bad “cross the road” joke in it somewhere, but the important news is that wildlife in Kootenay National Park will have a better chance of avoiding human-based accidents with the opening of three wildlife tunnels on Highway 93 South.

According to a CTV News article, the $4.9M project included 4.6 km of fenced highway, as well, and was funded through the federal government’s ‘Action on the Ground’ initiative.

Wildlife tunnels are not new – in fact, all over the world governments are embracing them as a way to reduce collisions that are costly not only for humans, but for biodiversity in parklands as well.

We’re extremely happy to see another government use modern wildlife science to promote a healthy and sustainable ecosystem. Congratulations to Parks Canada for a job well done.

Photo by HighwayWildling.org

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