Action: Use reflective collars or paint on mammals to reduce collisions with road vehicles
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of using reflective collars or paint on mammals to reduce collisions with road vehicles.
‘We found no studies’ means that we have not yet found any studies that have directly evaluated this intervention during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore, we have no evidence to indicate whether or not the intervention has any desirable or harmful effects.
Fitting collars with reflective tape on animals to increase their visibility to drivers was considered in Canada for reintroduced wood bison Bos bison (Huijser et al. 2007). In Finland, a spray that reflects vehicle headlights was applied to the antlers of reindeer with the aim of making the animals more visible to motorists and so reducing collisions with vehicles (https://www.ibtimes.co.in/finnish-reindeer-given-glowing-antlers-to-prevent-accidents-539561).
Huijser M.P., McGowen P., Fuller J., Hardy A., Kociolek A., Clevenger A.P., et al. (2007) Wildlife–vehicle collision reduction study. Report to Congress. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Washington D.C., USA.