Los Angeles City Council to approve lifesaving wildlife corridor

Would this wildlife overpass at Banff, Alberta, Canada be the model for the new Liberty Canyon/ 101 Wildlife Corridor overpass through L.A.?

Wildlife in and around one of the countries biggest metropolises is about to get a lifesaving reprieve.

On Tuesday, Los Angeles’s City Council Planning unanimously voted to approve a Regional Wildlife Linking Zone in the hillsides of Los Angeles between I-5 and I-405, which will be added to the City’s municipal code. This will establish a zone to protect open space connectivity in any new building permits.

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Will L.A. free its trapped mountain lion with a wildlife overpass?

Mountain lion trapped in L.A.'s Griffith Park, photo courtesy of Miguel Ordenana and the Griffith Park Connectivity Study

Mountain lion trapped in L.A.’s Griffith Park, photo courtesy of Miguel Ordenana and the Griffith Park Connectivity Study

In the midst of the mega-busy urban jungle that is Los Angeles, Griffith Park is a shining green belt, filled with wildlife and beauty. But some of its wildlife aren’t being served by being there.

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