Long ago, many volunteers were in charge of transporting amphibians at the highway junctions during the spring. Now, the only way to preserve them has been to close traffic.
Authorities in Tallinn, the Estonian capital, decided to close a road every April night so that thousands of frogs and toads can cross it and reach their breeding areas without running the risk of being run over by vehicles, Reuters reports.
Long ago, numerous volunteers were in charge of transporting amphibians at the highway crossing during the spring, thus saving around 97,000 animals in previous years, including 2,000 specimens in 2020. This year, the restrictive measures imposed Due to the coronavirus, they have prevented the provision of such assistance. Therefore, the temporary closure of roads has been the only way to ensure that frogs and toads reach their breeding grounds.
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