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First eco-bridge for reptiles and smaller mammals in Uttarakhand

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  • December 10, 2020
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First eco-bridge for reptiles and smaller mammals in Uttarakhand

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Environment

In news

  • Uttarakhand, recently built its first eco-bridge for reptiles and smaller mammals in Nainital district.

Important value addition

  • Eco-ducts or eco-bridges aim to enhance wildlife connectivity that can be disrupted because of highways or logging.
  • Eco-bridges include: (1) Canopy bridges usually for monkeys, squirrels and other arboreal species); (2) Concrete underpasses or overpass tunnels or viaducts usually for larger animals; (3) Amphibian tunnels or culverts.
  • Usually these bridges are overlaid with planting from the area to give it a contiguous look with the landscape.

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