Most often, sheeting provides an insurmountable barrier to reptiles, amphibians, small mammals and juvenile waterfowl. Fauna that is dependent on a (temporary) stay on dry land is killed by drowning as a result of this situation.
Not only critically endangered species, but also common species and small pets fall victim to not being able to get out of the water due to the sheet piling. By placing these wildlife escape ramps (popularly called duck stairs), you can provide care for nature in your area. as a water manager comply with the legal duty of care and conservation as stated in the Nature Conservation Act.
We have carefully researched the optimal design of our wildlife escape ramps and they have been tested in a test set-up. The angle of inclination used is perfectly usable for all target groups (see video) and also ensures that strength is guaranteed. The softer the angle of inclination, the more vulnerable the stairs will become.
For your information: the chicken in the video at the bottom of this page is the foster mother of the ducklings. For the test it was necessary to place her in a cage. She was immediately released from this afterwards.