Momentum is building around the issue of wildlife-vehicle collisions. We’re now part of a larger coalition of groups working to reduce accidents and save lives.
Montana has the second-highest incidence of wildlife-vehicle collisions per capita in the nation. From 2020 to 2019, Adventure Scientists’ volunteers cycled Montana’s roadways, recording all wildlife and roadkill they encountered as well as detailed environmental observations.
Our Global Wildlife Connectivity project concluded February 2021 with the successful delivery of our dataset to major research centers studying wildlife-vehicle collisions and how to mitigate them, as well as the effects of roads on natural ecosystems.
The open-source dataset includes 10,175 observations of 921 species and is available upon request to researchers, governments, communities, and individuals.