Roadkill TAS App
Over the past three years, the Roadkill TAS app allowed the collection of citizen science data to increase understanding of where roadkill hotspots are located on Tasmanian roads for all native wildlife.
The Roadkill TAS closed on 31 August 2021.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this important trial and taken the time to report roadkill findings accurately.
The information gathered through the app enhanced the capacity of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP), the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE), other Departments and land managers to identify roadkill hotspots and informed where mitigation measures could be applied to reduce the risks to wildlife.
The Roadkill TAS app complemented other roadkill mitigation strategies employed across the state by road managers including government departments and local councils, to try to reduce the amount of roadkill on Tasmanian roads. These strategies include the installation of road signage and public education and trials of physical mitigation devices, such as virtual fence devices and culverts under the road.
Roadkill findings can still be reported via the STDP’s online roadkill reporting form.
Remember, everyone can help reduce the number of animals being killed on our roads by taking care while driving at night and slowing down between dusk and dawn.