Wildlife-bridge

This is a wildlife bridge in the Netherlands. Wildlife bridges are designed to help animals cross busy highways in safety. They don’t just protect wildlife from being hit by cars - they also connect fragmented habitats and help populations intermingle and breed.
The Netherlands is leading the way in designing these bridges. The country is home to more than 600 similar crossings.

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Animal Bridges!

Amazing yet simple ways to connect forests and prevent wildlife-car collisions.

This is a wildlife bridge in the Netherlands. Wildlife bridges are designed to help animals cross busy highways in safety. They don’t just protect wildlife from being hit by cars - they also connect fragmented habitats and help populations intermingle and breed. 

The Netherlands is leading the way in designing these bridges. The country is home to more than 600 similar crossings.

I think this is brilliant!

As much as I’m a total hippy and think the planet truly belongs to the flowers and the bunnies, sometimes humans think of a way to be selfish and considerate at the same time. I give you; the wildlife bridge. Pretty mental/amazing, yes?

If I was a nitpicker (which I am), I’d say I think this particular example could have more tree-coverage (I know the ‘clearing’ idea would encourage the animals not to precariously set up home, but surely the rumbling from the fast-moving vehicles means they wouldn’t linger).

This idea is also known as an 'ecoduct’, but adding 'eco’ to anything conjures images of aggressive unwashed people.