A database on the use of faunal crossing structures in linear infrastructure

Image Credit: NERF/UFRGS (Núcleo de Ecologia de Rodovias e Ferrovias)

Written by Bibiana Terra Dasoler, Ingridi Camboim Franceschi, Diego Varela, Fernanda Zimmermann Teixeira, Igor Pfeifer Coelho, Larissa Donida Biasotto, Larissa Oliveira Gonçalves, Rubem Dornas, Andreas Kindel

A joint initiative of researchers from Latin America is seeking to compile in a datapaper format records of the use of crossing structures by the fauna in linear infrastructures that make it possible to answer questions associated with the types and designs of structures most suitable for different species. Researchers and consultants who have worked with the monitoring of crossing structures in Latin America are invited to participate in this work as co-authors, sharing their data. Records of interest include: wild, feral, domestic and also exotic animals.
So far, the project has more than 130 potential collaborators who answered the form and showed interest in sharing their data, representing 13 different Latin American countries. The next step after the wide dissemination of this initiative is to collect and synthesize, in a standardized way, all available information about the records of these employees.
If you are interested in collaborating, please fill out the form:


If you know someone who has worked in this context, please do not hesitate to forward this message. Your participation is very important for this database to become more complete! If you have any queries, please contact Bibiana Terra Dasoler – bibianadasoler@gmail.com and/or crossings.fauna@gmail.com.



NERF/UFRGS – Núcleo de Ecologia de Rodovias e Ferrovias, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (https://www.ufrgs.br/nerf/)

REET Brasil – Rede Brasileira de Especialistas em Ecologia de Transportes (https://reetbrasil.wixsite.com/reetbrasil)

LACTWG – LatinAmerica and Caribbean Transport Working Group  (https://latinamericatransportationecology.org/)

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