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Caution: Wildlife crossing.

Highways located in wild areas, especially large national parks, are typically very dangerous to wildlife, as animals are often killed while trying to venture across the roads. Animals need to cross highways to search for food, mates, and shelter. The presence of a road can prevent animals from crossing, or alternatively, can injure or kill those who do attempt the journey. Such barriers have less obvious impacts as well; for example, roads cause some animals to inbreed, and can also lead to isolation, potentially resulting in long-term genetic biodiversity loss.

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