Giant culverts positioned strategically underneath a 4-lane highway are providing safe passageways for bears in Banff National Park. The Trans-Canada wildlife corridors are helping reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions, preserve habitat connectivity, and maintain the genetic integrity of bear population. According to this article, a single bear traversed the tunnels to mate with five female bears and sire 11 cubs, and the tunnels have reduced road kills in the park by a whopping 80%.
I really hope the National Park System in the U.S. follows in the
footsteps of their progressive Canadian neighbors. Its tragic to think of how many wild animals get obliterated on
roads across our national parks by the very people who are there to