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“Mysterious poles make road crossing easier for high flying mammals”

An article by Kylie Soanes on The Conversation website explains what’s been happening with road ecology research at the Hume Highway in northeastern Victoria. Following on from positive results of research on animals using experimental rope bridges and ‘glider poles’ to cross roads, Kylie has been monitoring use of the glider poles in the centre median and roadsides by squirrel gliders, with the help of motion-triggered cameras (some fantastic pictures in the article!). The gliders have been using the poles more and more to help them cross the road safely.

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