A wildlife detection system pays for itself quickly
The construction of a wildlife detecting system pays for itself after just over three years and is therefore a very good investment. This means that the system will save a lot of social and financial damage from the fourth year on wards. This will benefit citizens, mobility, nature and tourism and therefore the investment can be justified.
As an example we take a location with an average of 15 collisions per year. The average material damage per wildlife collision amounts to € 2,485 (according to the latest figures 2015 from Germany). Added to this are the costs for, for example, emergency services, damage caused by road closures, deployment of road and fauna managers, medical expenses, etc.
Exact figures are not known, but the total amount of damage will probably be about € 5.000,-. This means that the construction of a wildlife detection system will prevent approximately €75,000 in social damage per location each year.
The construction of a system including fences will cost approximately € 250,000 while an nature bridge will cost many millions.
* The stated number of 15 collisions is an average. The payback time may therefore be even shorter than in this example.
Prevent social damage, personal and animal suffering
Based on the above results and the calculation example, our wildlife detection system will therefore pay for itself within a few years. In total, our systems have already prevented more than 1,200 accidents since 2011 and have saved approximately € 6,050,000,- in social damage. In addition to limiting material damage, the prevention of (serious) personal injury and fatalities is an important reason for using a wildlife detection system. Limiting animal suffering and promoting biodiversity is additionally important.