Use reflective collars or paint on mammals to reduce collisions with road vehicles
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
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.