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Collisions with elk renew requires wildlife fencing close to Canmore 1

An environmental group is renewing requires wildlife fencing alongside the Trans-Canada Freeway via a small Alberta mountain city after seven elk had been killed on the weekend in collisions with autos.

Officers with the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, which relies in Canmore, Alta., say fencing and an overpass for wildlife to cross over the busy roadway would make it safer for animals and folks.

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They are saying it’s unclear whether or not anybody was harm in Sunday’s collisions, however there are seven elk carcasses alongside the freeway via the city.

The group has an ongoing letter-writing marketing campaign for a wildlife overpass to be constructed east of Canmore with fencing that may lengthen via city to Banff Nationwide Park.

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Native residents have additionally began a petition to attempt to get the provincial authorities to contemplate the security measures.

Parks Canada says on its web site that freeway fencing within the nationwide park has lowered wildlife-vehicle collisions by greater than 80 per cent.

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