Road impacts on wolf recovery

This new paper is a great example of how roads can impact the success of other recovery efforts. Authors Nowak and Myslajek track the recovery of protected wolf populations in western Poland, noting that road mortality was a significant source of mortality, particularly for young males - 65% of wolves found dead had been killed by cars.

The article can be found here http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13364-016-0263-3

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Photo: Debz, Flickr. Click for link to original image and license.