Why Do Wildlife Cross the Road? ...Because It Cuts Through Their Habitat!

Why Do Wildlife Cross the Road? ...Because It Cuts Through Their Habitat!

Roads present challenges to the protection of species, their natural habitats, and their unimpeded movement across landscapes, which is why Defenders of Wildlife is very active in reducing the impact that roads have on wildlife survival. Our nation’s transportation network, which you likely take advantage of every day, cuts through natural landscapes and is very much a part of the story of our coexistence with our wildlife neighbors, especially at this time of year when wildlife are particularly active during their migratory or breeding seasons. Learn more about the trouble with roads and how you can help here.

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Lindsay Rosa
Conservation GIS Scientist

As a Conservaion GIS Scientist with the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders, Lindsay leads geospatial analysis projects to improve conservation policies and practices.