COST 341 Habitat Fragmentation due to Transportation Infrastructure

A European Handbook for Identifying Conflicts and Designing Solutions

Wildlife and Traffic is a solution-orientated handbook focused on providing practical guidance about measures to mitigate habitat fragmentation due to transportation infrastructures. It is based on the first European handbook on the topic that was published in 2003 as the main output of the Cost 341 Project promoted by the Infrastructure and Ecology Network Europe (IENE), which is now leading a cooperative process to update the handbook.

This handbook makes available to professionals involved in planning, construction, design and maintenance of transport infrastructure the results from alliances between researchers and practitioners from different countries compiling accumulated knowledge produced  throughout the last decades of ecological mitigation, and best practice identified through a literature review and contributions from experts.

The aim of this handbook is to promote the application of solutions to reconcile biodiversity and transportation infrastructure which are: evidence-based, orientated to action, feasible, effective and innovative.

The update process now is being developed in cooperation with the HORIZON 2020 project BISON ‘Biodiversity and Infrastructure Synergies and Opportunities for European Transport Networks’ led by a consortium of 39 European members and associated countries. The alliance between IENE and the BISON team will facilitate not only the updating of the ‘Wildlife and Traffic’ handbook but to expand the contents and produce a new handbook tackling the issue of mainstreaming biodiversity and transport infrastructure development.

In this website you can browse the chapters. Moreover, you can access a portal to guidelines on transport ecology in different countries.

You can participate in the project by providing your feedback but also information, publications or funding. Please get in touch!

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