Wildlife Crossing Roads – Deadly Highways Threaten Endangered Species

A new study shows increasing danger that roads pose to wildlife

Above: Serval hit on Mombasa Highway near Kapiti Estate 24th November 2019. Cortesy Mary Wykstra Action for Cheetahs Kenya

Published: Business Daily, Nation media 7 January 2020

For five months Peter Kibobi woke every morning to span a section of the Mombasa-Nairobi highway to check on wild and domestic animals killed on the road, knocked down by vehicles. “There was not a single day that went without recording any deaths,” tells the young researcher working on his Master’s degree in wildlife management.

He recorded rare animals like aardvark, serval, snakes,  zebra, tortoises, gazelles, birds…the list could go on.

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