Help protect precious wildlife from dangerous traffic. Donate today to decrease animal road mortality.
Wildlife need freedom to roam, and road mortality is a serious threat. In Arizona alone, at least 1,700 large mammals are killed by vehicles each year, with thousands more animal deaths unreported. Every year more roads and highways are built and widened. Without safe places for wildlife to cross, vehicles kill more animals each day—resulting in property damage and the potential for human injuries as well.
A highway in Sonora, Mexico that runs near the international border with the United States is currently being widened. This highway is a major ecological barrier for wildlife moving north to south when dispersing, migrating, or looking for mates in the Sky Islands/borderlands region. The widening of this highway will result in increased traffic and average speed of vehicles. This will in turn increase the risks of collisions with wildlife. Even encounters with smaller animals can result in unsafe traveling conditions such as abrupt swerving and loss of vehicular control.
We need YOUR help to save animals from becoming roadkill! Sky Island Alliance collects roadkill data and monitors wildlife tracks and signs in order to acquire quality data used to decide where wildlife crossings are needed the most. Wildlife bridges over roads are ideal for animals like deer, bighorn sheep and wolves that prefer a clear view and an open sky above. Wildlife underpasses and drainage culverts are used by black bears, javelina, bobcats, coati, and skunks that prefer to remain hidden. Animals use the crossings because they are placed precisely where they are needed, and special fencing funnels them to the safe crossing locations.
With your help we can protect precious wildlife in Mexico! Just $5 monitors 15 kilometers of wildlife crossing.
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