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WildlifeXing

Wildlife and roadways don't mix well—for anyone involved. WildlifeXing is a program that adds contributions not just from official conservation organizations but from everyday people as well.

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WildlifeXing is a citizen-science tool helping us address wildlife-transportation conflicts. The program includes the use of smartphone technology and on-line mapping tools to engage our communities in scientific inquiry and data collection. Anyone can use the WildlifeXing app to collect data and help identify hot spots for mitigation opportunities along roadways. We also provide connectivity curriculum for high school students to learn about this ecological phenomenon and localize it to their specific landscape. Publicly-sourced data will help to inform strategies for mitigating wildlife-vehicle collisions and improve ecological connectivity, which has benefits to both wildlife and human safety. Check out the website or Facebook page to learn more and get involved!



 

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For more information about the National Wildlife Federation's wildlife connectivity education program, please contact Naomi Alhadeff at alhadeffn@nwf.org.

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Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. The National Wildlife Federation is on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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