Road and Rail Ecology conference in South Africa

Published the 28/10/2013 #Railways #Roadkill #Roads

The Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife & Transport Programme (EWT-WTP) hosted their annual “Green Mile” Conference on Road & Rail Ecology on 23 October 2013, a follow-up on two previous workshops which laid the ground for the development of a 5-year Road Action Plan.

Over 30 delegates from the transport sectors, environmental consultancies, nature conservation and research institutions participated in the conference.

The aim of the Conference was to:

  • Further increase awareness of the issues surrounding road and rail ecology;
  • Further understanding of the challenges facing the various stakeholders with a view to addressing these;
  • Look at ongoing research and identify gaps that need to be addressed;
  • Determine to what extent wildlife is considered during the Environmental Impact Assessment process; and,
  • Develop procedures to integrate practical mitigation measures into planning processes so as to achieve improved road and rail safety.

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