The role of urban areas in preserving biodiversity

A snowy owl in Central Park, New York on January 27, 2021.COVER IMAGES VIA AP IMAGES. Source: YaleEnvironment360

While the value of urban areas to wildlife conservation remains contentious, there is a growing recognition that cities are key to the future of conservation as the human footprint expands relentlessly around the globe. In fact, researchers are increasingly working with city planners, landscape architects and urban wildlife managers to make cities part of the solution to the global biodiversity crisis.

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