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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Just for fun: Wildlife overpasses

In an effort to provide animals with more useable habitat despite an increasingly subdivided world, some developers have built wildlife overpasses. These are bridges that connect natural areas on opposite sides of a road. In theory, and in practice, animals can cross the bridge to gain access to territories on the other side of the road. The World Geography has collected some of the most beautiful of these bridges.

Here's my favorite, an ecoduct on the A1 Highway in the Veluwe region of the Netherlands, photographed by Siebe Swart.

However, I'm also partial to this attempt to safely move red crabs across Christmas Island during their annual migration to the sea.