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How wildlife crossings protect both animals and people

To protect the movement of wildlife impeded by busy roadways, a series of manmade overpasses and underpasses throughout the United States helps animals big and small safely get across the street, preventing collisions and saving lives. About 1,500 of these structures already have been built. Correspondent Conor Knighton looks at how they have protected genetic diversity in animal populations while also greatly reducing roadkill. He also visits the site of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing near Los Angeles, which when […]

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VIDEO: Exciting Construction Milestone Achieved for the World’s Largest Wildlife Crossing

Video of the very-first girder being installed on the monumental conservation structure is available for download HERE. Download the newly released renderings of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing HERE.  Agoura Hills – The #SaveLACougars campaign is very excited to announce that this Wednesday, April 17th at approximately 2:30 a.m. – construction crews successfully installed the first girder and very first level of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing’s multilayered span above and across the 101-freeway in the City of Agoura Hills, near […]

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#SaveLACougars Campaign Prepares to Celebrate Exciting and Major Construction Milestone for the World’s Largest Wildlife Crossing

The large-scale concrete beams that will support the conservation structure’s span across the 101 freeway in the Los Angeles area, are scheduled to be installed starting on the Week of April 15th.   A public service announcement about the process can be downloaded HERE.  Renderings of the crossing, drone footage over the construction site and various other assets can be accessed HERE.  Agoura Hills – The #SaveLACougars campaign is preparing to celebrate an exciting and major construction milestone on the monumental effort to […]

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These hikes are helping kids, tweens enjoy the outdoors

AGUORA HILLS, Calif. — Pandemic restrictions left many indoor areas closed off and little for children and families to do without a screen. A recent study published by the society for Healthcare & Research Development found more than four hours of screen time negatively impacted how well a child slept, their attention span, how they performed in school and was linked to lower physical activity in children ages six to 14 years old.

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Concrete. Steel. LEGO? How designers created a model of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing brick by brick

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. — Drive along the 101 in Agoura Hills, and it’s clear that the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing is really starting to take shape.

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One woman’s bold plan to keep Calif.’s cougars from being killed

In the early morning hours of July 18, 2022, 2-year-old mountain lion P-89 ventured out on a nearly impossible journey: crossing the 10 lanes of the busy 101 freeway. P-89 attempted this journey between the DeSoto Avenue and Winnetka Avenue exits in Woodland Hills, a suburban area near Los Angeles with homes and businesses bordering both sides of the freeway. A car hit and killed P-89 around 2 a.m. A month later, his brother P-90 was killed by a car on state Route 33, […]

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Wildlife Crossing Experts and Conservation Leaders from California, Texas, and Florida Unite in Bipartisan Effort to Advance Wildlife Connectivity

Contact: Nadia Gonzalez, Puente Strategies at nadia@puentestrategies.com GETTY PHOTOS and candid moments from the diverse group of advocates that came together can be downloaded, HERE.   Los Angeles – In a monumental bipartisan effort, representatives from nonprofit organizations and the transportation and natural resources agencies from California, Texas, and Florida came together on Friday, February 9th in Agoura Hills—the site of the visionary Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing—around the common cause of advancing wildlife connectivity.   The National Wildlife Federation’s #SaveLACougars […]

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Los Angeles Daily News | Exploits of P-22 live on at fest in Griffith Park, former home of ‘Hollywood Cat’

Los Angeles County’s famed “Hollywood Cat,” euthanized last December, still lives in the hearts of local wildlife boosters…

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Los Angeles Times | Griffith Park hosts first P-22 Day since death of L.A.’s beloved cougar

The legacy of Los Angeles’ most famous mountain lion continued Sunday at Griffith Park with the eighth annual P-22 Day…

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FOX 11 | Griffith Park celebrates P-22 Day this Sunday

Beth Pratt, an activist traveling the same route and terrain that LA’s famous cougar did, will end her hike at the Griffith Park celebration…

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