Working along with Y2Y, the youth-led Nakoda Audio Visual (AV) Club, a group of Indigenous young filmmakers, tried to shows how hard it is for wildlife to cross a big traffic road such as the Alberta’s fast-flowing Highway 1.
“Animals are deserving of life as well; they deserve for their voice to be heard,” says the AV Club’s Tashina Ear, who co-wrote the story. “But ever since the Trans-Canada Highway has been put in place, so many cars come and go, and these animals aren’t fully aware of what they’re getting themselves into — that’s when they get run over.”
We know that busy roads mean the possibility of more wildlife-vehicle collisions, putting in danger both animals and humans. But that’s not it! Roads are also a major barrier to the wide-ranging movements making it very difficult for wildlife to connect with diverse habitats and mates.