default blog post image

Jon Beckmann on WY Pronghorn Protection Initiative's Success

In Trapper's Point, Wyoming, a special team has come together to  protect an endangered species of antelope. Overpasses have been built along Highway 191 to direct pronghorns' migration across the busy road. Jon Beckmann, an editor of Safe Passages: Highways, Wildlife, and Habitat Connectivity, is "ecstatic" about the project's success:
Jon Beckmann“This really is a win-win situation for people and for wildlife. The overpasses enhance connectivity for wildlife species and at the same time increase safety for the traveling public who don’t want to hit large wildlife going 65 to 75 miles per hour.” “It’s a pretty spectacular animal, and with Wyoming being the last stronghold of pronghorns, its important to protect their long distance migrations."
Read more on the New York Times' Green blog.