Ostia: a little less than a month after the discovery of two dead wild boars close to the Christopher Columbus, at the intersection with via della Villa di Plinio, on the problem of the presence of wildlife in the street, and on the danger for motorists and the animals themselves, the WWF of the Lazio coast returns, with an open letter to the Ass. to the Environment of Municipality of Rome, Sabrina Alfonsi. In Rome the theme of coexistence between man and wild animals, it is hotter than ever during this period in which there is an increase in reports of free fauna and in particular of wild boars in practically every area between the center and the periphery.
On the delicate issue, often addressed but never definitively resolved except with actions often linked to urgency, as has also happened with the Gualtieri Administration, pronounced for the killing of wild boars to stem the swine fever alarm, the WWF of the Lazio Coast returns with an important reflection linked to the need, rather, to prevent and find viable solutions. “In recent days, two wild boars were found on the side road of the Colombo. The risk was very high for motorists with ben two animals in the street - reads the note from the President of the WWF Litorale Laziale, Gabriella Villani -.
These situations should be absolutely avoided with solutions that start from the reduction of the speed limit and up to the adoption of specific signs ". Bring the maximum speed in the sidewalls of the Colombo to 30 km per hour, at 50 km per hour in the central lanes, and equip the edges of the roads adjacent to Castel Fusano (and of the green areas in general adjacent to roads with intense traffic) with warning signs of danger of investing in fauna every 100 meters, clearly visible above all at crossroads, and in particular on Via della Villa di Plinio, on the coastal road, and on via del Lido di Castel Porziano.
These in particular are the requests, expressed to the Councilor for the Environment of the Municipality of Rome, as managing body of the Roman Littoral Reserve, to protect people and animals: “Both actions are absolutely practicable with low costs - continues the note -. Currently on board the Colombo there is a lack of indications regarding the danger of wildlife and the signs on speed limits are absolutely deficient and contradictory. Alongside the indications, some speed cameras would also be needed to induce compliance with the speed limits "(Channel 10).