First Elephant Underpass to Address Habitat Fragmentation

Wildlife all over the world is under increasing pressure from human development. The result is fragmentation of habitat that makes it harder for wildlife to survive. One solution is to encourage connectivity by protecting corridors or building them. Where roads and railways are a problem, highway wildlife crossings — as underpasses or overpasses — are sprouting up. These help reduce collisions between cars and wildlife such as coyote and bears.

Africa just completed its first elephant underpass, which links the wilderness of Mount Kenya’s highlands, with 2,000 elephants, with the lower forests which has 5,000 elephants. For more information, click here.