In Progress

Linking Landscapes

In 2008, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife - Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Programentered into an interagency agreement to streamline Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA) review through detailed early project coordination, reducing impacts though the evaluation of preliminary project designs and investigating creative cost-effective mitigation opportunities.

Road Watch BC

Road Watch BC was developed to address where transportation mitigation strategies are needed to improve human and wildlife safety. Data collection includes for both opportunistic wildlife observations and systematic routes along a major transportation corridor in BC. The program includes a smartphone application where results are communicated instantly to participants through an on-line mapping tool.

Taiwan Roadkill Observation Network

Unlike the common research-oriented beginning of other Citizen Science projects, Reptile Road Mortality (Taiwan Roadkill Observation Network, ) originated from a Facebook group of concerned citizens created in August 2011. Due to the power of social media networks, our group members come from a variety of locations, academic backgrounds, and do not come from any particular group, association, or academy. Most members of our community are not acquainted with one another.

e-Wildlife Watch Maritimes

E Wildlife Watch Maritimes is a new citizen science-based and public education program of the Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Atlantic Chapter. The program will involve volunteers (scientists, students, wildlife rescue responders and others) in collecting real time data of wildlife-vehicle collision observations and wildlife movements near and on roads on their smart phones into a central website database. The animal data collected will not be restricted to large animals, but will accommodate the collection of any animals killed or travelling on roads.

Project Roadkill (Austria)

Habitat fragmentation by roads is a severe impact for many animal species, particularly for those with high mobility or seasonal migration behaviour, such as mammals or amphibians. As a consequence, roadkill is one of the main reasons for the decrease of populations of several animal groups. In Austria, official data of roadkills are only available for huntable wildlife. In the year 2012, amongst others 24852 European hare, 36865 Roe deer, 1414 European badger were killed on roads.

Wildlife and Roads Project (South Africa)

Although the transport industry (road, rail, air, marine) is massive, it is still developing rapidly in South Africa in accordance with the country’s National Development Plan. The transport industry caters for both commercial and passenger vehicles. Despite recognition of transport infrastructure being a threat to biodiversity, such infrastructure developments are required for economic growth. Current developments are conducted with little or no thought given to protecting biodiversity.

Road Kill Survey (Ireland)

Road kill may be a significant cause of mortality for some animals. In certain species (e.g. the Otter) the loss of only a handful of individuals is likely to have a significant impact on local population dynamics. We are especially interested in learning whether particular species are prone to this type of mortality and also whether road kills show seasonal or geographic patterns.

Project Splatter (UK)

Project SPLATTER (Social media platform for estimating roadkill) is a citizen science research project based at Cardiff University that collates wildlife roadkill data reported by members of the public across the UK. The main aim is to estimate the impacts roads have on all UK wildlife species. Working with partner organisations data are used to mitigate risk to all species. Where, when and what species have been seen are reported by the public using Twitter @ProjectSplatter, Facebook, App, email or web form.

Animal-Vehicle Collisions (Czech Republic)

An unknown number of animals, between tens and hundreds, are killed on the roads and railways in the Czech Republic every day. Neither the species involved nor the ratios are generally known. was launched to coveras many AVC sources as possible in one place. This application is accessible through common web browsers and allows the user to input, edit and browse data gathered by other users. Every registered user can add data. Users have several authorizations which are based on their status.