Environmental Guide: Wildlife Friendly Roads

Published: 11 October 2021
Last edited: 11 October 2021

This guide is the tool used to collect wildlife data on roads to identify the impact and recommed measures for Costa Rica. It can be inpmenented on new road projects and for existing roads. Since 2015, this guide is used by Costa Rican Government to implement masures on new road projects. We started implementing it on exisitng roads since 2020. 


Co-management building
Collection of baseline and monitoring data and knowledge
Legal and policy frameworks, policy advocacy
Technical interventions and infrastructure
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution
Documentation and dissemination of results

Enabling factors

1. Government participation;

2. Funding for the data collection;

3. Legislation requesting measures to reduce development impact on wildlife;

4. Inclusion on the Environmental Impact Assesment;

5. Funding for the implementation of measures to prevent or reduce road impact;

Lessons learned

In many countries of Mesoamerican region, guidance is needed to reduce road impact. So this document can be adapted to local characteristics and to legislation of the country to start the implementaiton of measures on roads for wildlife;

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