01 Sep '12, 11am

Adding Wildlife 'Passengers' to the Urban Commute

Adding Wildlife 'Passengers' to the Urban Commute

FaceMePLS /CC BY 2.0 . Nice place for a bird's nest? Increasing urbanization is making life tough for many birds , beneficial insects , and other species by fragmenting their natural habitats. But what if there was a way to help animals navigate the urban environment -- using the same infrastructure human city-dwellers rely on to get from place to place? The Rotterdam-based landscape architecture firm Openfabric has proposed a strategy for urban biodiversity that would utilize the Dutch city's robust public-transportation network as a series of "stepping stones" linking together high-value ecological areas for wildlife. Uniting The City With Nature "About 60 percent of Dutch flora and fauna is present in urban or semi-urban areas," the firm notes in its concept proposal. "Yet still Dutch policy on nature is based on the controversy of the city versus nature, which divides ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/adding-wild-animal...

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