Honey Badger Roadkill

Honey Badger Roadkill_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer

A rarely seen honey badger that was killed during the early hours of the night by a speeding vehicle. Most people don’t give such sights and tragedies a second thought. Yet annually millions of birds, animals, reptiles and amphibians are killed on the roads. This cataclysmic problem is leading to severe population declines and often has a far greater impact than illegal wildlife crime. Many of these animals do not die immediately but suffer a slow traumatic death from their severe injuries.

The Endangered Wildlife Trust Endangered Wildlife and Transport Programme is working to reduce the negative impacts of transport on species and are well worth supporting.