Izembek: Ecological Impacts of Roads

Friday, February 15, 2013

Roads have a profound effect on wildlife. Every year millions of mammals, birds and amphibians are killed by vehicles traveling on America’s roads. The indirect impacts of roads on wildlife and their habitat can be just as damaging. For example, roads affect wildlife behavior and movement, contribute to air, water, and noise pollution, and can permanently alter habitats and entire ecosystems.

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