Urubu is an app to identify roadkill hotspots
It is estimated that 15 animals per second die on highways in Brazil
The Urubu app collects data on roadkill hotspots in order to make roads and railways safer for wildlife
In Brazil alone, officials estimate that some 475 million animals die from being struck on the nation's roads. That's around 15 animals per second, totaling more than twice the country’s human population. The Centro Brasileiro de Estudos em Ecologia de Estradas (CBEE) is working to reduce those grim statistics with the help of an app called Urubu (vulture in Portuguese), which uses the power of crowd-sourcing to identify roadkill hotspots across the country.
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