Virtual fencing keeping Australian wildlife off the road

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Amid the alarming number of native Australian wildlife, including kangaroos and koalas being killed on our roads every year, a research team from Victoria University is looking toward how these collisions can be prevented and reduced.

In collaboration with Bass Coast Shire Council, Phillip Island Nature Park and citizen scientist, Ron Day, a 3.6km stretch of Cowes-Rhyll Road on Phillip Island is being used for a 12 month trial through the installation of a virtual fence to conduct suverys establishing and mitigating which and how many species are being struck and run over by high speed vehicles.

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