Importance of having wildlife road signs in highways cutting through conservation areas

Importance of having wildlife road signs in highways cutting through conservation areas

Importance of having wildlife road signs in highways cutting through conservation areas. Since developments have led us to make way even in the most inappropriate places. Trying to connect various destinations.

Wildlife Road Signs

They are road signs used to alert the drivers on the possibility of wildlife in the vicinity. Hence requiring them to reduce on their brakes, give way to wildlife and most importantly, avoid running them over.

It covers all form of wildlife, from the very small ones to the huge ones. Each of them deserves right to safely cross the road.

After all, it’s our highways that are crossing through their natural homes. So we are the ones to be careful and alert.

Why is it important to have wildlife road signs in our high ways cutting through conservation areas

The number of wildlife killed by speeding vehicles is rising each day. Sadly, no one seem to act on it. Wildlife are losing their lives to hit and run monsters. Yet they have right of way.

Most highways connecting various destinations cut through conservation areas. Which is the natural habitat for these wildlife. We have built roads in their homes and sadly brought death to their doorstep. We should be able to take care of the impacts of having these highways and protect wildlife.

Being tarmacked roads, speeding is almost impossible to control. The drivers are carried away by the tarmacked road convenience hence enjoy high speeds. And when the accidentally encounter an innocent wildlife crossing, it get very difficult to avoid hitting them.

Very few if any, bother to attend to a wildlife that has been hit. Mostly, the drivers ignore the wildlife, leaving them to die. As they go on with their journeries as if nothing really happened. The hurt wildlife may have had chances to survive the accident but not allowed that chance.

We seem not to use our brains. With or without wildlife road signs, we should be very careful while driving anyway. We should respect each living organism and allow them time to cross the roads. We as able to observe our surroundings so technically, we should be able to tell that we are passing through an area with wildlife. Hence should except to have some crossing the road or nearby. With that in mind, we will be able to respect their lives and ensure no incidents.

My plea to the Kenya Wildlife Service

You guys are responsible for the protection of our wildlife, and you do a good job despite the million challenges that slows you down.

Developments seem to be penetrating everywhere, including the conservation areas. Preventing such has continuously being unsuccessful. So we have to live with it.

It’s your duty to ensure that we stop losing our wildlife to the hit and run incidents. Let’s ensure these wildlife road signs have been placed appropriately and respected. Just like NTSA ensures humans cross the busy highways safely, same should happen for wildlife.

We have interns and youth willing to do good for wildlife, maybe they can be of help in such.

What about suggesting for non-tarmacked roads on these arts? Especially the parts that cut across our conservation areas. Or presence of bumps or anything that will keep their speed in check.

We should also have wildlife sub-stations along these highways. With veterinary ready to attend to any hurt wildlife. Rangers to patrol along these roads frequently. It will help reduce these deaths as well as save the wildlife that made need help after such incidences.

Conclusion

As I always say, every life is important. So its should be respected, no matter who it belong to.

Wildlife have the right of way just like the humans. We are the ones with the developed brains and driving these vehicles. Wildlife may not be able to judge the safety of crossing these roads, we are the ones to make that call.

Every wildlife should be protected and cherished. Let the frogs hope safely across the roads, the chameleons slowly make strides across them, all of them should not die again while crossing to the other side.

We are the ones who brought that division by building these roads through the natural habitat. Let’s not cause more damage/deaths.

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Cheche

Hey, My name is Cheche Winnie and I love nature especially the wildlife. I strongly believe that the future generation should be allowed an opportunity to enjoy the current natural resources we have. As much as a lot has been lost, there's hope for a safe planet earth. Together we can help fight threats facing nature for a bright future.

17 Responses

    Rob Alberts February 27, 2019

    Some people are afraid for a few wolves.
    Deer and foxes are kept within small areas with hugh fences.
    The Netherlands are to small for real nature.
    And some Dutch people are to small minded for real nature.
    First for all we have to be sure we are not destroying our planet. And second let us take care of all plants and animals on our planet.
    Kind regards,.

     
    Cheche February 28, 2019

    That’s correct. We are an interconnected ecosystem whereby each species has a role to play.

     
    Looking for the Light February 27, 2019

    what a shame roads run thru conservation areas. more like an oxymoron.

     
    Cheche February 27, 2019

    And dreadful for our wildlife.

     
    Looking for the Light February 27, 2019

    It’s heart bereaking, I have to see a silverback in my lifetime, no matter the danger. Mst gental, protective and beautiful.

     
    Cheche February 27, 2019

    Very true

     
    Kurian February 28, 2019

    Nice noble post. Thank you for connecting

     
    Cheche February 28, 2019

    Thank you very much

     
    Kurian March 1, 2019

    You are welcome Cheche. Hope to follow your posts closely

     
    Cheche March 1, 2019

    Let’s learn together more about our nature and wildlife.

     
    Kurian March 5, 2019

    Sure, indeed Cheche. Thank you

     
    Cheche March 5, 2019

    You are welcomed

     
    Kurian March 7, 2019

    😊

     
    SueT唐 梦 琇 March 4, 2019

    I would hate to run over any animal. It would be dreadful. Here in Australia we have so many kangaroos and wombats on the side of the road having been hit by cars. So sad.

     
    Cheche March 4, 2019

    This is sad. Such deaths are preventable

     
    AJ March 4, 2019

    “It’s our highways that are crossing through their natural homes.” You nailed it. People should realize this. We should not feel entitled when encroaching on wildlife habitat.

     
    Cheche March 4, 2019

    Exactly, We have borrowed part of their home and we should respect them.

     

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