Woodland Walkways for Wildlife
Time after time we see the evidence of a natural and industrial collision laying at the side of the road. It isn’t a pretty sight. There is a solution to this issue and if you haven’t discovered this amazing architectural development, then you’re going to love this new post (especially if you love wildlife like we do!).
Across the world a new wildlife centred, architectural build is transforming the way in which the natural and industrial world co-inhabit, and they are cute. The rate of animal fatality due to animal related accidents is astonishing, 3,907 animals were killed in 2016 alone in Britain. This shocking fact doesn’t include the rest of the statistics from across the globe, which will undoubtably be even worse.
Now, let's talk about the positive change that is happening to improve those statistics. In France during the 1950s, the ingenious idea to provide pathways for wildlife in order to reduce their fatality rate was created (thank goodness for that). It soon spread across Europe, especially, in the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland providing an example for the rest of the globe. Since then, the revolution has flourished across the world and helped provide the perfect habitat for wildlife that previously, had to face the issues roads and highways would bring.
Not only are they a gorgeous idea but unlike regular bridges or crossings, these walkways are often stunningly beautiful, green haven’s which prevent the wildlife's natural habitat from being as disturbed by the roads operating below. These crossings are often situated in the roads surrounding National Parks and areas where large amounts of wildlife roam free. They provide the safest crossings for highly populated areas of wildlife.
As inconsequential as a simple walkway may sound, it is in all our best interests for cohabitation to occur. These walkways aid to the reduction of human fatalities as a result of these crashes. So it’s a win-win all round and it prevents the stark difference between highway and forrest, instead provides a calmer transition, thats easy on the eye and the wildlife.
We look forward to seeing more of these amazing walkways being built! Check out more amazing animal walkways check out this link, it’s pretty amazing stuff!
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Aequem team xx