Wolves make roadways safer, generating large economic returns to predator conservation

@article{Raynor2021WolvesMR,
  title={Wolves make roadways safer, generating large economic returns to predator conservation},
  author={Jennifer L. Raynor and Corbett A. Grainger and Dominic P. Parker},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2021},
  volume={118}
}
Significance Measuring the economic benefits conveyed by predators is difficult—often, effects are indirect and operate through complex ecological changes. As a result, debates about the expansion of predators have pit salient costs against more speculative estimates of benefits that might be dismissed as unreliable or ideologically motivated. We quantify the indirect benefits of wolves (Canis lupus) to human lives and property through reductions in deer-vehicle collisions. Moreover, we… 
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