Wildlife and Roads Project


PUBLICATIONS

2013

  • Master of Science, Department of Zoology and Entomology, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Thesis: A standardised protocol for roadkill detection and the determinants of roadkill in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

2014

  • Collinson, W.J., Parker, D.M., Bernard, R.T.F., Reilly, B.K. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. (2014) Wildlife road traffic accidents: a new technique for counting flattened fauna Ecology and Evolution, 4 (15), 3060–3071, August 2014.

2015

  • Kioko, J., Kiffner, C., Jenkins, N., & Collinson, W.J. (2015). Wildlife roadkill patterns on a major highway in northern Tanzania. African Zoology, 50 (1), 17-22.
  • Collinson, W., Parker, D., Patterson‐Abrolat, C., Alexander, G., & Davies‐Mostert, H. (2015). SETJHABA SA, SOUTH AFRIKA: A SOUTH AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE OF AN EMERGING TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE. Handbook of Road Ecology, 439.
  • Shilling, F., Perkins, S.E., & Collinson, W. (2015). Wildlife/roadkill observation and reporting systems. Handbook of Road Ecology, 492.
  • Kioko, J., Kiffner, C., Phillips, P., Patterson-Abrolat, C., Collinson, W., & Katers, S. (2015). Driver knowledge and attitudes on animal vehicle collisions in Northern Tanzania. Tropical Conservation Science, 8(2).
  • Collinson, W.J., Parker, D.M., Bernard, R.T., Reilly, B.K., & Davies-Mostert, H.T. (2015). An inventory of vertebrate roadkill in the greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier conservation area, South Africa. African Journal of Wildlife Research, 45 (3), 301-311.

2016

  • Collinson, W. & Patterson-Abrolat, C. 2016. The Road Ahead: Guidelines to mitigation methods to address wildlife road conflict in South Africa. The Endangered Wildlife Trust, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2017

  • Collinson, W.J., Parker, D.M., Bernard, R.T.F., Reilly, B.K. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Factors influencing spatial patterns of vertebrate roadkill in South Africa: a case study in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area.
  • Périquet, S., Roxburgh, L., Le Roux, A. & Collinson, W.J. Using citizen science to survey roadkill at wide spatio-temporal scales: the example of South Africa.
  • Collinson, W.J., Davies-Mostert, W. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Culverts and roadside fencing reduce the impacts of roads on small terrestrial vertebrates in northern Limpopo, South Africa.
  • Nicholson, S., Collinson, W.J., Roxburgh, L. Parker, D.M. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Roadkill decomposition: a sampling method of data collection. (in prep).
  • Nicholson, S., Collinson, W.J., Roxburgh, L. Parker, D.M. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Driver attitudes towards roadkill in South Africa. (in prep.).
  • Pakistan paper

OTHER

  • Collinson, W.J., Parker, D.M., Bernard, R.T.F., Reilly, B.K. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. (2014) Wildlife road traffic accidents: a new technique for counting flattened fauna Ecology and Evolution, 4 (15), 3060–3071, August 2014.
  • Kioko, J., Kiffner, C., Jenkins, N., & Collinson, W.J. (2015). Wildlife roadkill patterns on a major highway in northern Tanzania. African Zoology, 50 (1), 17-22.
  • Collinson, W., Parker, D., Patterson‐Abrolat, C., Alexander, G., & Davies‐Mostert, H. (2015). SETJHABA SA, SOUTH AFRIKA: A SOUTH AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE OF AN EMERGING TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE. Handbook of Road Ecology, 439.
  • Shilling, F., Perkins, S.E., & Collinson, W. (2015). Wildlife/roadkill observation and reporting systems. Handbook of Road Ecology, 492.
  • Kioko, J., Kiffner, C., Phillips, P., Patterson-Abrolat, C., Collinson, W., & Katers, S. (2015). Driver knowledge and attitudes on animal vehicle collisions in Northern Tanzania. Tropical Conservation Science, 8(2).
  • Collinson, W.J., Parker, D.M., Bernard, R.T., Reilly, B.K., & Davies-Mostert, H.T. (2015). An inventory of vertebrate roadkill in the greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier conservation area, South Africa. African Journal of Wildlife Research, 45 (3), 301-311.
  • Collinson, W.J., Parker, D.M., Bernard, R.T.F., Reilly, B.K. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Why did the guineafowl not cross the road? Understanding the determinants of roadkill in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area, South Africa (in press.).
  • Collinson, W.J., Parker, DM., Bernard, R.T.F., Reilly B.K. & Davies-Mostert HT. The Road Ahead: Strategies for roadkill mitigation in South Africa (in prep.).
  • Collinson, W.J. & Patterson-Abrolat C,. The Road Ahead: Strategies for roadkill mitigation in South Africa (in prep.). National guidance handbook for practitioners for effective mitigation on roads.
  • Nicholson, S., Collinson, W.J., Roxburgh, L. Parker, D.M. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Roadkill decomposition: a sampling method of data collection. (in prep).
  • Nicholson, S., Collinson, W.J., Roxburgh, L. Parker, D.M. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Driver attitudes towards roadkill in South Africa. (in press.).
  • Périquet, S., Roxburgh, L., Le Roux, A. & Collinson, W.J. Using citizen science to survey roadkill at wide spatio-temporal scales: the example of South Africa. (in prep.).
  • Collinson WJ. & Patterson-Abrolat C. The Road Ahead: Strategies for roadkill mitigation in South Africa (in prep.). National guidance handbook for practitioners for effective mitigation on road.

ARTICLES

The US Fish and Wildlife Service: "Innovative Approaches to Wildlife/Highway Interactions". The video reviews state-of-the-art approaches for addressing wildlife-highway interactions.  Existing structures and solutions are shown and discussed by experts from across the country.  Everything is presented in an instructional context and was designed to be relevant to both natural resource professionals and highway engineers who are seeking innovative approaches in highway planning and construction. It is also useful to those who may be exploring creative solutions to existing wildlife issues and/or retrofitting opportunities for ongoing projects. click

 

FIRST NATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR REDUCING WILDLIFE MORTALITIES ON ROADS

The Road Ahead: Guidelines to mitigation methods to address wildlife road conflict in South Africa” is intended for use by a range of stakeholders including road development agencies, environmental assessment practitioners, decision-makers such as the Department of Environmental Affairs and the Department of Transport, and research institutions. DOWNLOAD

 

THE HANDBOOK OF ROAD ECOLOGY
A must for anyone working in the transport sector.

Linear infrastructure, such as roads, railways, power lines, pipelines, tracks and trails and the vehicles that travel on them are critical to supporting economic growth and development. However, the ecological impacts of linear infrastructure and vehicles can be massive, and usually negative. These impacts include habitat loss, fragmentation of habitats and populations, mortality of wildlife due to collision with vehicles, weed and pest animal invasion, changes to microclimates, elevated rates of poaching and wildfires, to name but a few. Fortunately, the Handbook of Road Ecology, published by Wiley in July 2015, provides solutions to each of these issues, plus more, ensuring that if adopted, the future transportation networks can achieve economic growth while avoiding or minimising the negative ecological and environmental outcomes.

The Handbook of Road Ecology is an authoritative volume with 62 chapters from more than 100 of the world’s leading researchers, academics, practitioners and transportation agency personnel from 25 countries. The book spans the project continuum, including planning, approval, funding, design, construction, maintenance, with the need for research and monitoring emphasised throughout.

Each chapter summarises important take-home lessons and principles of relevance to all types of linear infrastructure, and all stages in the life of a project, including retrofitting of existing infrastructure. Chapters are stand-alone, but the extensive cross-referencing ensures that the information and best-practice case studies complement each other without repetition. With over 550 pages and richly illustrated with colour photos and drawings, the Handbook of Road Ecology is an essential reference with practical and innovative advice and solutions.

The Handbook of Road Ecology is an accessible resource for practitioners in developing and developed countries, as well as government transportation agencies, government environmental and conservation agencies, NGOs, and road-funding and donor organisations.

Copies can be ordered online at: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118568184.html

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • June 2013/2015: Presentations on South African Road Ecology at the International Conference for Ecological Transportation (ICOET), Arizona, USA.
  • September 2013: Organisers of the EWT’s “Conservation in Action” Open Day, Gauteng.
  • September 2013/2015: Presentations on South African Road Ecology at the Diamond Route Research Conference, JHB.
  • October 2013/2015: Organisers of The Green Mile Road and Rail Conference, Gauteng
  • November 2013/2015: Hosts of a Road Ecology workshop at the Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice (SCCP), Howick, KZN.
  • September 2014: Three presentations on South African Road Ecology at the Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE) Transport Ecology Conference, Sweden.
  • September 2016: Nine presentations to be given on South African Road Ecology at the Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE) Transport Ecology Conference, France.

CONFERENCES

# Year Name of Conference Country Name of Presentation Authors Presentation Type
1 2011 Diamond Route Research Conference (DRRC). Johannesburg, South Africa. Wildlife road traffic accidents: a new technique for counting flattened fauna. Collinson, W.J., Parker, D.M., Bernard, R.T.F., Reilly, B.K, & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Oral
2 Diamond Route Research Conference (DRRC). Johannesburg, South Africa. Diamond Route BIKE4BEASTS Mountain Bike Challenge. Wendy J. Collinson, Warwick Davies-Mostert, Harriet T. Davies-Mostert, Tim Forssman. Poster
3 South African Wildlife Management Association (SAWMA). Mossel Bay , South Africa. Wildlife road traffic accidents: a new technique for counting flattened fauna. Collinson, W.J., Parker, D.M., Bernard, R.T.F., Reilly, B.K., & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Oral
4 2012 The Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Road Ecology Workshop. Johannesburg, South Africa. Wildlife road traffic accidents: a new technique for counting flattened fauna. Collinson, W.J., Parker, D.M., Bernard, R.T.F., Reilly, B.K., & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Oral
5 International Wildlife Management Congress (IWMC). Durban, South Africa. Wildlife road traffic accidents: a new technique for counting flattened fauna. Collinson, W.J., Parker, D.M., Bernard, R.T.F., Reilly, B.K., & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Oral
6 International Wildlife Management Congress (IWMC). Durban, South Africa. Wildlife road traffic accidents: a new technique for counting flattened fauna. Collinson, W.J., Parker, D.M., Bernard, R.T.F., Reilly, B.K., & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Poster
7 Diamond Route Research Conference (DRRC). Johannesburg, South Africa. Introducing the EWT’s Wildlife and Transport Programme. Collinson, W.J. & Patterson-Abrolat, C. Poster
8 2013 International Conference for Ecological Transportation (ICOET). Arizona, USA. Introducing the EWT’s Wildlife and Transport Programme. Collinson, W.J. & Patterson-Abrolat, C. Poster
9 The Green Mile Road Ecology Conference. Johannesburg, South Africa. Road ecology in South Africa: state of the science and future directions to achieve a sustainable transportation system. Collinson, W.J. & Patterson-Abrolat, C Oral
10 Diamond Route Research Conference (DRRC). Johannesburg, South Africa. Road ecology in South Africa: state of the science and future directions to achieve a sustainable transportation system. Collinson, W.J. & Patterson-Abrolat, C Oral
11 Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice (SCCP) Howick, South Africa.  Road ecology in South Africa: state of the science and future directions to achieve a sustainable transportation system. Collinson, W.J. & Patterson-Abrolat, C Oral
12 2014 Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE). Malmo, Sweden. Addressing biodiversity conservation on South African Roads. Collinson, W.J. Oral
13 Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE). Malmo, Sweden. Wildlife road traffic accidents: a new technique for counting flattened fauna. Collinson, W.J., Parker, D.M., Bernard, R.T.F., Reilly, B.K., & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Poster
14 2015 Transportation Research Board Committee on Ecology and Transportation. Washington DC, USA. Addressing biodiversity conservation on roads in South Africa. Collinson, W.J. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Poster
15 Birds of Prey Annual Conference. Ithala Game Reserve, KZN. The impact of roads on raptors in South Africa. Collinson, W.J. Lizzio, S. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Oral
16 International Congress for Conservation Biology 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB-ECCB), Road Ecology Symposium. Montpellier, France. The consequences and opportunities of rapid expansion of linear infrastructure in the developing world. Gubbi, S., Collinson, W.J. & Soanes, K. Oral
17 International Conference on Ecology & Transportation (ICOET), Roads to Resilience. North Carolina, USA. Addressing biodiversity conservation on roads in South Africa. Collinson, W.J. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Oral
18 Diamond Route Research Conference (DRRC). Johannesburg, South Africa. BRAKE4WILDLIFE – making a difference on South African roads. Collinson, W.J. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Oral
19 Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice (SCCP). Howick, South Africa.  Addressing biodiversity conservation on roads in South Africa. Collinson, W.J. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Oral
20 Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice (SCCP).  Howick, South Africa.  Road ecology in South Africa: state of the science and future directions to achieve a sustainable transportation system. Collinson, W.J. Oral
21 Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice (SCCP). Howick, South Africa.  Wildlife road traffic accidents: a new technique for counting flattened fauna. Collinson, W.J., Parker, D.M., Bernard, R.T.F., Reilly, B.K., & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Poster
22 The Green Mile Road Ecology Conference. Johannesburg, South Africa. Road ecology in South Africa: state of the science and future directions to achieve a sustainable transportation system. Collinson, W.J. Oral
23 The Green Mile Road Ecology Conference Johannesburg, South Africa BRAKE4WILDLIFE – making a difference on South African roads. Collinson, W.J. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Oral
24 The Green Mile Road Ecology Conference. Johannesburg, South Africa. Wildlife road traffic accidents: a new technique for counting flattened fauna. Collinson, W.J., Parker, D.M., Bernard, R.T.F., Reilly, B.K., & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Oral
25 2016 Lifestrade Conference. Perugia, Italy. Seeking roadkill data through public awareness, partnerships and citizen science. Collinson, W.J., Patterson-Abrolat, C., Page-Nicholson, S., Letsoalo, A., Rakale, T., le Roux, M., van Wyk, C., Mothapo, C.  & Roxburgh, L. Oral
26 Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE). Lyon, France. Low-level fences reduce roadkill at hotspots: A South African example. Wendy J. Collinson, Warwick Davies-Mostert, Harriet T. Davies-Mostert. Oral
27 Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE). Lyon, France. HIT AND RUN! Reducing Wildlife-Vehicle-Collisions in Protected Areas.  Wendy J. Collinson, Lizanne Roxburgh, Harriet T. Davies-Mostert. Oral
28 Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE).. Lyon, France Seeking roadkill data through public awareness, partnerships and citizen science. Collinson, W.J., Patterson-Abrolat, C., Page-Nicholson, S., Letsoalo, A., Rakale, T., le Roux, M., van Wyk, C., Mothapo, C.  & Roxburgh, L. Oral
29 Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE). Lyon, France. Putting the citizen in science: using volunteer-based data to determine the effect of vehicular traffic on the Endangered Western Leopard Toad (Amietophrynus pantherinus) in Noordhoek, Cape Town. Donnavan J.D. Kruger, Jeanne Tarrant, Alison Faraday, Richard Faraday, Wendy Collinson, Louis H. Du Preez.  Oral
30 Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE). Lyon, France. Using citizen science to survey roadkill at wide spatio-temporal scales: the example of South Africa. Stéphanie Périquet, Lizanne Roxburgh, Aliza Le Roux and Wendy Collinson. Oral
31 Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE). Lyon, France. Watch the road: assessing roadkill in Addo Elephant National Park. G. D. Nuttall-Smith, W. J. Collinson L. Roxburgh & D. M. Parker. Oral
32 Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE) Lyon, France Driver knowledge and attitudes on animal vehicle collisions in Northern Tanzania  John Kioko, Christian Kiffner, Payton Phillips, Claire Patterson-Abrolat, Wendy Collinson and Samuel Katers.  Oral
33 South African Wildlife Management Association (SAWMA).  Tzaneen , South Africa.. Seeking roadkill data through public awareness, partnerships and citizen science. Collinson, W.J., Patterson-Abrolat, C., Page-Nicholson, S., Letsoalo, A., Rakale, T., le Roux, M., van Wyk, C., Mothapo, C.  & Roxburgh, L. Poster
34 South African Wildlife Management Association (SAWMA).  Tzaneen , South Africa. Low-level fences reduce roadkill at hotspots: a South African example. Wendy J. Collinson, Warwick Davies-Moster2, Harriet T. Davies-Mostert. Oral
35 South African Wildlife Management Association (SAWMA).  Tzaneen , South Africa. HIT AND RUN! Reducing Wildlife-Vehicle-Collisions in Protected Areas.  Wendy J. Collinson, Lizanne Roxburgh, Harriet T. Davies-Mostert. Oral
36 Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice (SCCP). Howick, South Africa.  Changing Driver Behaviour in Protected Areas. Collinson, W.J., Roxburgh, L., Murison, M. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Oral
37 2017 International Conference on Ecology & Transportation (ICOET). Utah, USA. Seeking roadkill data through public awareness, partnerships and citizen science. Collinson, W.J., Patterson-Abrolat, C., Page-Nicholson, S., Letsoalo, A., Rakale, T., le Roux, M., van Wyk, C., Mothapo, C.  & Roxburgh, L. Poster
38 International Conference on Ecology & Transportation (ICOET). Utah, USA. HIT AND RUN! Reducing Wildlife-Vehicle-Collisions in Protected Areas.  Collinson, W.J., Roxburgh, L., Murison, M. & Davies-Mostert, H.T. Oral
39 3rd International Congress on Parasites of Wildlife conference in conjunction with the 46th annual PARSA conference Kruger National Park, South Africa Diversity of Roadkill birds and their parasites in Limpopo Province, South Africa Thabang Teffo, Derek Engelbrecht, Wendy Collinson, Wilmien J. Luus-Powell & Ali Halajian Oral
40 5th International Conference on Sustainable Development.                               Rome, Italy Strategies for minimizing the impacts of roads on wildlife in South Africa. Wendy. J. Collinson, Constant Hoogstad, Claire Patterson-Abrolat, Samantha Page-Nicholson, Thandiwe Rakale, Miles le Roux, Charmaine van Wyk Christopher Mothapo, and Lizanne Roxburgh. Oral
41 International Conference on Ecology & Transportation (ICOET). Utah, USA. SEARCHING FOR ALIENS: An assessment of the impact of alien invasive plants on biodiversity on road verges in the Vhembe Biosphere Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Mbambala S.G., Tshisikhawe M.P., Taylor P.J., Rahlao S., Collinson W.J. Poster

 

 

 WORKSHOP - 2012

1. AN OVERVIEW OF THE IMPACTS OF ROADS ON WILDLIFE AND WILDLANDS click

2. Mitigation – the what, where, how, why and what’s next ? click

3. Road Ecology,a brief introduction click

4. Mammal and bird road mortalities on the Upington to Twee Rivieren main road in the southern Kalahari, South Africa. click

5. PROTECTING, PRESERVING, CONSERVING MOUNT KENYA click

6. Road Ecology South Africa: A case study Roadkill Research and Mitigation Project click

7. Wildlife Road Traffic Accidents: An African Perspective click

8. ROAD ECOLOGY WORKSHOPS - Minutes 8 & 16 July 2012 click

9. Roadkill Research and Mitigation Project - presentation click

 

WORKSHOP - 2013

1. COJ Ecological Road Impacts Management click

2. Road Ecology Issues (DEAT) - October 2013click

3. ROAD AND RAIL ECOLOGY: A BIRDS EYE VIEW click

4. Road reserves of the Eastern Cape - B.A. Grobler, Prof. E.E. Campbell & Dr. D.R. Du Preez click

5. EWT - Wildlife & Transport Programme - Claire Patterson-Abrolat click

6. EWT - Transport Ecology - Wendy Collison click

7. THE ROAD AHEAD: strategies for roadkill mitigation in South Africa click