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Lab 5 - Lab 5 1 Highway departments at all levels need to...

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Lab 5 1. Highway departments at all levels need to address wildlife habitat connectivity as major highway planning and ecological issues. Land management and wildlife agencies must also take responsibility to ensure that highway projects within their jurisdiction receive state-of-the-art coordination and mitigation. There have been major positive steps forward since the publication of this paper five years ago. 2. Carnivores are particularly vulnerable to highway habitat fragmentation because of the large spatial requirements of individuals and populations. Highways are habitat issues that need to be addressed by land management, wildlife management and highway departments at all levels. Highways adversely affect carnivores by increasing direct and indirect mortality, displacement and avoidance of habitat near highways, habitat fragmentation, direct habitat loss and habitat loss due to associated human developments.
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