How Wildlife Crossings Protect Migrating Animals in Nevada

How Wildlife Crossings Protect Migrating Animals in Nevada

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Across the country, drivers hit 1 to 2 million animals each year, according to a Federal Highway Administration report. Approximately 200 people die (as do most of those animals), 30,000 more are injured, and the cost to all of us is upward of $8 billion.

But some states, like Nevada, are working to change that. We talk to Nova Simpson, biological supervisor for the Nevada Department of Transportation, about how the state has found success in building wildlife crossings, keeping both animals and humans safe.

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Wildlife Crossings Can Protect Migrating Animals

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Designated bridges and tunnels offer passage for herds, preserve habitats, and keep people safe.