Experts from Australia believe that koalas will no longer get under the car if there will be the transition to summer time. It is known that the number of these mammals is strongly reduced for the last time, as koalas are killed under the wheels of vehicles.
Scientists decided to find out why this is happening, and organized a study which involved 25 koalas. The movements of animals observed by the GPS devices.
The result was disappointing. Many koalas are killed on the road in the dark. Specifically, in the hours after dark when people get home from work. At 7 PM in summer and 5pm in winter the roads are filled with cars that are the main threat to wild animals.
That is why the DST would be a good reason for the reduction of transportation while attacks of koalas, reducing the probability of collision by 8-11 %. Scientists decided to conduct more extensive experiments and find out a similar pattern that is associated with other animals in Australia. The results of the experiment can affect the ability of the solution to this problem.
Recall that koalas at the moment are on the verge of extinction, and many biologists question the salvation of their population is now in the first place.