Friday, June 29, 2012

Unusual Bridges For Animals - Wildlife Overpasses

Wildlife overpasses, green bridges, and ecoducts all refer to structures that have been built over roads to allow wildlife to cross safely to the other side of the road. The bridges are for the animals; the animals walk over the road, and the vehicles go through the structure. Most of the structures are between 10 m (30 ft) and 60 m (180 ft) wide. They typically have soil, litter, and vegetation on top to provide suitable habitat for a range of different species and species groups. The larger structures are typically intended for large mammals ranging from ungulates (e.g. deer, elk, moose) to large carnivores (e.g. black bear, grizzly bear, Canada lynx, wolverine, wolf). Here are pictures of some of the most beautiful and interesting wildlife overpasses in the world. [link]
Wildlife Overpass, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada In Banff National Park, there are currently 41 wildlife crossing structures (6 overpasses and 35 underpasses) that help wildlife safely cross the busy Trans-Canada Highway. Since monitoring began in 1996, 11 species of large mammals—including bears, elk and cougar—have used crossing structures more than 200,000 times. [ link1link2]

Sunday, June 24, 2012

11 Beautiful & Interesting Footbridges Around the World

A footbridge or pedestrian bridge is a bridge designed for pedestrians and in some cases cyclists, animal traffic and horse riders, rather than vehicular traffic. Footbridges complement the landscape and can be used decoratively to visually link two distinct areas or to signal a transaction. In many developed countries, footbridges are both functional and can be beautiful works of art and sculpture.

1. BP Pedestrian Bridge, Illinois, USA

Monday, June 18, 2012

9 Largest Countries Without Mountains

Rare are the countries that do not have mountains in their territory. The inhabitants of these countries, if want to hikers or to engage in winter sports have to go abroad. In this list we will deal with countries that have the largest area among the countries with no mountains.

9. The Gambia
Agricultural field in the Gambia  link

Sunday, June 10, 2012

9 Abandoned Islands Where Time Has Stopped

Some islands were used for military purposes, for the construction of individual buildings or for permanent settlements in which people lived for centuries. However, loss of strategic position, natural disasters, nuclear tests or simply wish to live in civilization, led to the abandonment of these islands. This is a list of abandoned islands, where time has stopped, where homes, buildings and streets standing untouched for decades.

1. Hirta, Scotland, UK
Abandoned village on the island of Hirta (in the picture can be seen a few renovated houses used by scientists)  link

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

10 of the Most Beautiful Natural Holes in the Earth

Nature never stops to amaze us with its magnificent phenomenon just like these inexplicable holes in the ground. These holes may be formed gradually or suddenly, and are found worldwide. This is a list of beautiful natural holes from around the World, which have become popular tourist destinations.

1. Dean's Blue Hole, Bahamas
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