Survey of Road Kills in Two Major Routes of Kainji Lake National Park, Nigeria
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This research work centered on a survey of road kill along two major transportation routes to access the level of road fatality between the routes. A total number of ninety-five (95) questionnaires were administered – forty-eight (48) for park staff and security personnel and forty-seven (47) for road transport workers (kainji – lumma and kainji – ibbi) branch. The data was analyzed using table and simple percentage. Both routes had significant numbers of road kill - mostly reptiles (69% of the total). Our research also revealed that the wild animals were affected most by human habituation/feeding. Furthermore, 73% of the respondents believe that wildlife signage can be used to reduce rate of road mortality, while 27% choose road-warning signs. The study shows the need for proper mitigation measures and also for the application of modern methods of monitoring road activities and for managing wildlife habitats.
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