Ontario community's work to prevent turtles, snakes being killed on roads a model for others

A rural Ontario community's work to prevent endangered reptiles from being killed on a 3.6-kilometre stretch of road — once considered among the world's deadliest for turtles — is being held up as a successful example of how to protect vulnerable wildlife.

A new research paper, published Friday in the Wildlife Society Bulletin, details the community of Long Point's construction of roadway fencing and culverts — tunnels used for animal travel — to decrease the numbers of turtles and snakes dying on the Long Point Causeway in a southwestern part of the province.

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