- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine Audubon is looking for volunteers to survey roads for signs of animal crossings in an attempt to reduce roadkill.

The organization says information collected by volunteers is the first step to identifying better ways to increase safety for the animals as well as people. Maine Audubon uses a web-based mapping system called Wildlife Road Watch to record volunteers’ observations. The program began in 2010 and more than 460 volunteers have reported more than 4,800 observations of 130 different species.

Audubon representatives say the program is especially important to preserve threatened species of turtles.

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Online: maineaudubon.org/wildlife-habitat/wildlife-road-watch/

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