Establishing an Ecological Bridge for Wild Animals

Establishing an Ecological Bridge for Wild Animals on the Highways: The Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs establishes ecological bridges to wild animals on the highways under the General Directorate of Nature Protection and National Parks Project (KARAYAP).
Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks (DKMP) General Directorate of Highways and Wild Animals Deaths Project (KARAYAP) under the road to wild animals to establish ecological bridges. The project will prevent the loss of life and property caused by traffic accidents caused by wildlife.
Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs DKMP General Directorate has taken another important step to protect and sustain wildlife. The work to be carried out within the scope of KARAYAP will determine the points where wildlife related accidents occur frequently, and the number of ecological bridges currently in our country will be increased and wildlife will be protected.
The road and rail network is rapidly expanding to meet the needs that arise as a result of the economic and industrial developments in our country. However, the developments have a negative impact on wildlife. In particular, the highway and divided roads from the transport lines lead to the division of wildlife habitats and forests. The resulting divisions lead to the formation of smaller plant and animal populations independent of each other, and the species becoming more susceptible to depletion. In addition, roads passing through the living areas of wild animals increase traffic accidents, wildlife is damaged and also causes loss of life and property.
Ecological barriers (overpass, underpass) will be formed in sensitive areas determined by KARAYAP which is realized by General Directorate of DKMP. In addition, the General Directorate of Highways will be informed and new roads and railroads will be constructed so that ecological bridges will be built in the light of this data.
Within the scope of the KARAYAP project, the Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs stated that a wild animal would be killed in the event of a car crash and DKMP General Directorate will record the scene and time on the highways map. Veysel Eroğlu said, veril The project will be followed by the local and national press and data will be provided on the map. Thus, this map will be made of the entity-absence survey study that provides information about wildlife, Böylece he said.

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