Integrative Biology Prof Discusses Salamander Crossing with TVO

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Jim Bogart

Prof. Jim Bogart, Integrative Biology, was interviewed by TVO April 3 for a story on the annual crossing of a Burlington, Ont., road by endangered Jefferson salamanders. Each year for three weeks, the road is closed to allow the salamanders to cross safely to a breeding pond. Bogart, who has studied the Jefferson salamander since 1977, said road closures can help protect salamanders, but tunnels or culverts can also provide a safe, permanent crossing. Bogart said he hopes more can be done to protect the animals.