In some areas where roads bisect wildlife habitat, collisions or near misses with large mammals like deer are all too familiar, and countless smaller creatures like turtles and squirrels fall victim to automobiles every day. In addition to the risk of collisions, these roads also act as barriers to animals completing daily movement or seasonal migrations essential for survival. Roads and other linear infrastructure (railways, canals, power lines) have many adverse impacts on wildlife and biodiversity.
Gianas Weinheimer, Christine
"Roads & Wildlife: Safeguarding Asia’s Rich Biodiversity,"
WellBeing News: Vol. 3:
9, Article 2.
Available at: https://www.wellbeingintlstudiesrepository.org/wbn/vol3/iss9/2