Road mortality in Swedish mammals: results of a drivers' questionnaire

  • Seiler A
  • Helldin J
  • Seiler C
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Abstract

We present new estimates on the national road kill for nine large and medium- sized mammals in Sweden. Our estimates are based on 705 drivers’ reports on the number of animals accidentally hit during individually chosen reference periods. During 1960-2000, a total of 881 animal-vehicle collisions were re- ported based on 243.6 million driven kilometres, representing 0.37% of the over- all mileage driven in Sweden during 1992, the mean reference year of all replies. The collision frequencies ranged from 0.07 incidents per million kilometres Lepus for medium-sized mustelids, over 0.42 for badgers to 1.11 for hares spp. Our data suggest that during 1992, 7,000-13,500 moose 43,500-59,000 roe deer , 63,500-81,500 hares, 22,000-33,000 Meles meles badgers and 6,500-12,500 red foxes Capreolus capreolus Vulpes vulpes may have been killed on Alces alces , Swedish roads. Among these game species, the extrapolated nation-wide road

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  • alties
  • andreas seiler
  • christiane seiler
  • cultural sciences
  • department of conservation biology
  • ecological impact
  • grimsö wildlife re-
  • helldin
  • infrastructure
  • j-o
  • mammals
  • road kills
  • swedish university of agri-
  • traffic casu-
  • wildlife management

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  • ISSN: 09096396
  • PMID: 4587
  • PUI: 39320518
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-4944230175
  • ISBN: 0909-6396
  • SGR: 4944230175

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  • A Seiler

  • J-o o o Helldin

  • Christiane Seiler

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