The National Anti-Roadkill Project is Gearing-up to Implement Its Mission
The National Anti-Roadkill Project (NARP) is proud to announce its rebirth after it hit the stage in the NYT with: "A Highway Campaign to Save Animals". However, it never took-off as the concept was ahead of its time. Its time has now arrived.
Fischer points to the fact that President Biden recently signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 into law. It provides $350 million for new wildlife crossings to improve habitat connectivity. These funds will make roads less lethal for wildlife that must cross for their survival. It will also create passages across roads that otherwise would result in habitat fragmentation by blocking migration routes.
The fatalities of millions of animals on our nation's roads needs to be addressed full-throttle by an NGO dedicated to mitigating this carnage. While a few organizations, on occasion, embark upon this need on a local level, none have as their mission to ameliorate the roadkill issue.
NARP distinguished itself as the only entity that is exclusively dedicated to protect wildlife from the hazards of our roads. The mission of NARP is to protect America's wildlife that are at risk when forced to cross highways and roads for their survival. NARP is committed to significantly reduce the over 1 million deaths daily and countless crippling injuries that wildlife suffers as a result of vehicular traffic. This endeavor is particularly critical for endangered species, such as the Florida panther whose leading cause of mortality is motor vehicle collisions.
The time is long past due to address this vital issue head-on with a new paradigm that finds it unacceptable to continue the mindset that maiming and killing wildlife is simply a price to pay for the convenience of driving in the modern age. NARP will champion intolerance for the needless toll suffered by animals on our roads by embarking on campaigns to address this matter with a multi-dimensional approach commensurate with the magnitude of the problem. NARP will launch a website once it is fully operational. In the interim, you can learn mor about NARP on the Roads Kill page of Fischer's personal website.
About Ira Fischer
NARP's co-founder, Ira Fischer, devotes his retirement from the practice of law to the cause of animal welfare through advocacy. The mission of Fischer's personal website is Kindness and Compassion for Animals. Whenever Fischer comes across an injured animal on a road, or by its side, he tries his darned best to rescue the creature.
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