What is Animal-pathway?

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About Animal-pathway

The dormouse and squirrels that live in the forest use tree branches as their path. They use tree branches as their path. When a road is built in the forest When a road is built in the forest, the dormouse and squirrels When a road is built in the forest, dormouse and squirrels cannot follow it. That’s why we came up with the idea of Animal Pathways.
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The materials of Animal-pathway are artificial, but the animals don’t mind using it. It is above the road, so it is safe for cars and people. Since it is above a road, we made it with the safety of cars and people in mind. For the dormouse at night and the squirrel during the day, the triangular frame and other features are designed for nighttime dormouse and daytime squirrels. Please see the animation to see how it is designed.

Monitoring Records

This is a video of squirrels crossing the Animal-pathway in Kiyosato, Yamanashi Prefecture.A variety of animals, including squirrels and dormouse, use the Animal-pathway. Animals, including squirrels and dormouse, use the Animal-pathway.

Roads and Forests in Japan

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Total Length of roads in Japan.
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Percentage of forest in Japan.

Maru, the Japanese dormouse, goes to the southern forest

After a long hibernation in the northern forest, Maru-kun woke up and goes to the south forest

What kind of encounters will Maru-kun have?

Watch Animation

We use the roads every day.
It is very convenient for us, but please aware that there are some animals that have trouble with these.