What is going on above and below France’s busiest highways taking tourists from one side of Europe to the other all year around ?
In this noisy and busy world lies another one with a strong story, a story of survival in a fragmented landscape. Indeed, in order to live their life – and just like us – animals need to be able to move freely and to mate with individuals living sometime… »on the other side of the street ».
Overcoming their obvious fear for such man-made structures and left with no other choices, animals find themselves in incredible situations, walking on grass or concrete, just a few feet above or below hundreds of trucks and cars driving 80mph.
But even if those structures are supposed to be dedicated to wildlife, noisy anthropogenic activities are happening on them, and of course, the European apex predator, the grey wolf, is also following in search of easy meals.
Wildlife crossings are places where two totally opposite worlds are meeting, the fragile and silent one of animals, and the all powerfull and always in a hurry one of modern human kind.
16 février 2021