Dr. Greg Rasmussen

Dr. Greg Rasmussen

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

University of Zimbabwe

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Published on Jun 08, 2021

Delays, delays

A quick note to keep our much appreciated supporters updated...due to COVID and travel restrictions, we have not been able to get our equipment to Zimbabwe. Although we are still manually monitorin...

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Published on Apr 18, 2021

Eyes on the road...

The team continues to manually monitor roads and record speeds over a measured distance while waiting for the equipment to arrive in Zimbabwe. In the meantime, talks with local law enforcement and ...

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Published on Mar 13, 2021

It takes a village

There are a lot of moving parts to this seemingly simple project!Multiple individuals, agencies, and organizations are involved in implementing this speed monitoring and enforcement system. Discuss...

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Published on Feb 06, 2021

A "HEART-FELT" THANK YOU!

You did it! We are blessed and grateful for each one of you for helping us reach our goal so we can move forward with this important work. This project will continue to accept donations for anothe...

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Published on Feb 05, 2021

Road Ecology Resources

In addition to the articles you'll find linked in the project descriptions, publications such as this also provide an overview of the various ways roads affect wildlife.

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Published on Jan 22, 2021

We are halfway there!!!

We are halfway there!!!Bongo can't help smiling because we are halfway to our goal! Thank you for your support in bringing this project closer to reality!

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Published on Jan 13, 2021

Day 2 and we are just about 1/3 of the way toward our goal! Thank you for your support and generosity!

Day 2 and we are just about 1/3 of the way toward our goal! Thank you for your support and generosity!

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Published on Dec 07, 2018

We "paws" to bring you this update...

Data collection has wrapped up for the season. Now comes the fun part - reviewing it all, organizing it, and then the analysis. This may take a while...

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Published on Jul 05, 2018

Caught on camera!

Your generous support allowed this project to move forward, so thank you!!! I am finally in the field in Zimbabwe, and although the painted dogs remain elusive at the moment, a few other species ha...

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definitely missing time with friends but looking forward to when we can all gather again - lol - great photo with great people : )
Apr 19, 2021
Do slower speeds reduce wildlife deaths on conservation area roads?
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That's great - thank you!
Apr 18, 2021
Do slower speeds reduce wildlife deaths on conservation area roads?
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And the support is greatly appreciated! :)
Feb 20, 2021
Do slower speeds reduce wildlife deaths on conservation area roads?
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Thank you - we're thrilled about the support and look forward to getting started!
Feb 06, 2021
Do slower speeds reduce wildlife deaths on conservation area roads?
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Thank you - and thank you again for your support!
Feb 06, 2021
Do slower speeds reduce wildlife deaths on conservation area roads?
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It's a team effort with the help of amazing people like yourself!
Feb 06, 2021
Do slower speeds reduce wildlife deaths on conservation area roads?
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Thank you - we will continue to do everything we can while we can :)
Feb 05, 2021
Do slower speeds reduce wildlife deaths on conservation area roads?
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Great question. To keep it concise, some of the ways wildlife are affected by roads is that roads lead to habitat loss/degradation, create barriers to wildlife movements, and result in death/injuries to wildlife.
Jan 27, 2021
Do slower speeds reduce wildlife deaths on conservation area roads?
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Hi Cienna! Thank you for your question and for sharing the article. In ecology we have a tenet regarding predators and prey: failure is final. Unfortunately, this also applies to the victims of roadkill. We have not observed any species that have learned to avoid or negotiate traffic. It's particularly heartbreaking when we find endangered painted dog pups (only weeks old) or other young animals who will never get a chance to learn or reproduce.
Jan 24, 2021
Do slower speeds reduce wildlife deaths on conservation area roads?
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Thank you :)
Jan 21, 2021
Do slower speeds reduce wildlife deaths on conservation area roads?
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Jul 05, 2018
How does human behavior affect endangered African painted dog behavior?
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True! I keep reminding myself that I'm dealing with an endangered species, so while I am not expecting to see them as frequently as we see elephants, I am ever hopeful : ) However, I'm also happy we did find their tracks and scat - so close, yet... : )
Jul 05, 2018
How does human behavior affect endangered African painted dog behavior?
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