And let’s not forget about the #SaveLACougars Wildlife Crossing at Liberty Canyon to give cougars safe passage over LA freeways. Already facing extinction, 17 of these California mountain lions have already been killed on the highway since the initiative began. Time is of the essence, but major fundraising efforts are underway to support the building of what could be the largest wildlife crossing in the world and the first of its kind in California. The mountain lion crossing would reconnect the Santa Monica Mountains ecosystem for all wildlife.
In Amherst, Massachusetts, spotted salamanders were getting squashed on the road during their annual mating voyage so a collaborative that included a German drainage company, a British preservation organization, local public works company, and conservation groups, built tiny crossing structures—salamander underpasses that safely guide them to ponds on the other side where they can lay their eggs.