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In the Roadkill Citizen Science Project from the University of Natural Ressources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Citizen Scientists and researchers collect data about roadkill on streets all around the world. If there`s a high number of roadkill in one spot or a particular species gets killed in the same place a lot, that can help scientists understand how the animals came to die and find solutions for it.

Why is roadkill important and how can Citizen Scientists help?

Habitat fragmentation by roads has a severe impact on 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. 

Your data allows the scientist to identify roadkill hotspot, so they can mitigate those hotspots in cooperation with local authorities.

Tagged under
  • Roadkill
  • Tiere
  • Verkehr
  • Naturschutz
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