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Friday, 23 March 2018

Collaboration with Arge NATURSCHUTZ

We are very pleased to present a new cooperation in the project. The non-profit nature conservation association Arge NATURSCHUTZ has agreed to work more closely with us on the Roadkill project. According to the association's website, the most important tasks of this association include the research of endangered plants and animals of wild species, their communities and their natural bases of life, special species and…
Monday, 09 April 2018

Biodiversity in project Roadkill

Our overall vision in the Roadkill project is to reduce the number of animals that are road-killed. To this end, we would first like to provide an overview of which animal species are affected by roadkill at all. A first look into our database shows us an incredible variety of animals, which were reported by our participants. Among the mammals we find over 1000 hedgehogs,…
Tuesday, 10 July 2018

The Hedgehog

Since 2018 Irene Hoppe has been writing her master thesis in the project Roadkill to road-killed hedgehogs in Vienna. Today she gives us an insight into her fascinating research object, the hedgehog. With their unmistakable appearance, hedgehogs (Erinaceidae) probably belong to the best known mammalian family. Probably everyone has already experienced how the animals curl up to protect themselves and present their spines when danger…
Friday, 31 August 2018


The correct identification of roadkilled animal species is often a real challenge. Sometimes only traces of the animal are preserved or the animal is already so destroyed that a correct identification of the species is hardly possible anymore. Our profiles of the most frequently reported animal species are a help here. But not only a mix-up of animal species often happens in the project Roadkill,…
Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Austrian pocket guide for roadkilled animals

We need your help! Again and again we hear from new participants in the project that it is often very difficult to determine the found animals accurately. Now there are also very experienced participants in the project, who help to identify the animals with comments under the entries. At this point a big thank you for that. We would like to summarize and publish this…