Cities and biodiversity – a new resource


This is by way of a re-post from the good folks over at the bio-Diverse blog.  They’ve noted that there is now  an online, interactive version of the Cities and Biodiversity Outlook report.  It’s a product of a collaboration between the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), and was launched at the at the CBD COP in Hyderabad in 2012. There’s a video introduction narrated by actor Edward Norton and it deals with the huge increase in urbanisation that is predicted for the next few decades, together with the impacts it is likely to have on biodiversity, as well as the opportunities for nature within urban cityscapes.

It’s an interesting resource that deserves to be more widely advertised.  As more of us become city folk, these are messages to which we need to pay heed if our descendants are to have healthy and happy lives.

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