Wildlife-vehicle collisions in Croatia--a hazard for humans and animals

This article focuses on the increasing problem of wildlife-vehicle collisions, which can impacted by habitat fragmentation and can go on to influence wildlife behavior changes and the disappearance of local endangered population. Wildlife-vehicle collisions can also cause injuries and deaths of humans, and this study examines the incidence of these collisions during a three-year monitoring period. Results found that most of the 7,495 collisions recorded involved roe deer (73%), followed by wild boar (9%), brown hare (5%) and red deer and pheasant (4% each). The study also observed wildlife-vehicle collisions according to territorial distribution, seasonal and daily occurrence and type of road.

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  • Accession Number: 01493444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 2013 9:54AM