Turtles in Australia

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Turtles in Australia

Postby Tortoise Trust » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:22 am

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Re: Turtles in Australia

Postby Eversfield » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:45 am

Indeed. However, I wonder if Gerald Kuchling agrees in respect of Pseudemydura umbrina?
Intersting story though, imagine if you add education to urbanisation, all sorts of benefits to wildlife might be possible?
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Re: Turtles in Australia

Postby suej » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:13 am

I seem to remember something similar with motorways and wildlife in england, where the verges have made a good place for both plants and some animals, I know locally where they have upgraded roads they have included pipes for wildlife to travel under the road.
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Re: Turtles in Australia

Postby Rom » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:33 am

Yep the idea is quite widespread.

In Itally they used black poly sheet pegged to the ground to direct/channel breeding toads to the cross road drains.

Saw a similar thing in New Jersey this Autumn. I believe they do a similar thing for salamanders in the Smoky Mountains.

They still have a huge death toll at critical crossing points.

The roadside verges on motorways were particularly good for kestrels hunting voles which liked the shortish grass. Red kite too are liking the English countryside and are are a huge success in Oxfordshire.

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