What is Cyprus Roadkill Obsesrvation System (CyROS)
What is our aim?
The Cyprus Roadkill Observation System will be used for recording citizens’ and volunteers’ observations of dead wild fauna throughout the island’s road network. Data from these observations include the group of animals and the species identified as well as the exact (GPS) location, the date and time of recording, photos of the roadkill and any relevant additional information related to the species, the road or the traffic condition. A summary of the above information is publicly available on the CyROS database, for all roadkill recorded throughout the island.
Why we need this information
This information will be used by the Terrestrial Ecosystem Management Laboratory of the Open University of Cyprus. Our primary goal is to understand the contribution of the ecological factors, the behaviour of wildlife and the contribution of the road network to the problem of wildlife deaths on the roads. At the same time, through cooperation with other organizations, we aim to secure funding to support the project and inform the relevant authorities of measures which will reduce wildlife roadkill on the island
Who will use this information
This information will be used by the Terrestrial Ecosystem Management Laboratory of the Open University of Cyprus. Our primary goal is to understand the contribution of the ecological parameters, the behavior of wildlife and the effects of the road network to the problem of frequent deaths of wild animals on the roads. At the same time through cooperation with other organizations we aim at acquiring funds to support this project and inform the competent authorities on management measures through which vehicles will reduce conflicts with wildlife on the island.