Wildlife and Roads Project


PUBLICATIONS

  • 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.

 

 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