Provide reptiles with escape routes from canals, drains and ditches
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Reptiles may be attracted to canals, drains and ditches for drinking, or may need to cross such obstacles while dispersing through the landscape. When such waterways have steep sides, reptiles may fall in and be unable to escape, or aquatic reptiles may enter deliberately but struggle to exit the water. Escape routes may be installed to enable reptiles that have fallen in or otherwise entered the water to escape back onto land. These may take the form or ramps, ladders, shallow inlets or other structures that reptiles could use to climb out.