Install barrier fencing along waterways
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Mammals may be attracted to canals and other waterways for drinking. When such waterways have steep sides, mammals may fall in and be unable to escape. Waterways may also act as barriers to animal movements and mammals may attempt to cross them but be unable to exit the water. In such cases, mammals may be at risk of drowning (e.g. Peris & Morales 2004). At areas of high risk, barrier fencing could be installed in order to prevent mammals accessing waterways and so reduce the drowning risk.
Peris S. & Morales J. (2004) Use of passages across a canal by wild mammals and related mortality. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 50, 67–72.