This programme has focused on the following issues:

  • Cost-efficient road management for the compliance with the demands from wildlife, including compliance with EU legislation, procurement and maintenance
  • Cost-efficient mitigating strategies for roads and wildlife, including effects on populations of mitigating strategies and strategies for safeguarding the effect of mitigating actions.

The project has funded four research projects.

The primary outputs of this programme are available for download here:

  1. The Call 2013 Roads and Wildlife End of Programme Report
  2. The Call 2013 Roads and Wildlife Manual


HARMONY aimed to develop sustainable solutions to road transport challenges that are in harmony with wildlife. The project reviewed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Appropriate Assessment (AA) and procurement practices across 8 reference countries.

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The project addressed a series of issues concerning the mitigation and compensation measures constructed for bats on roads.

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SAFEROAD aimed to improve our understanding of the functioning and effectiveness of different road mitigation strategies in order to find the most cost-efficient way to reduce the impact of roads on wildlife and simultaneously enhance traffic safety.

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The ECOROAD is a partnership initiative that consists of the coordinators of the HARMONY, SAFEROAD and SafeBatPaths projects. The ECOROAD initiative aims to jointly develop a Handbook that takes the best recommendations from the three projects and harmonises them into consistent and coherent guiding document for practitioners. The new contributions will complement the recommendations already contained in the preceding initiative of COST 341 handbook.

The ECOROADS Manual was published in 2018 (see link near the top of this page)