Soundscapes impact the well-being of human and non-human urban inhabitants. Here’s how noise can change animal behaviour, both in and out of lockdown.
Researchers strapped tracking devices to 20 powerful owls in Melbourne and learned these apex predators are increasingly choosing to sleep in urban areas, from backyard trees to golf courses.
Plague-wary Londoners tolerated mischievous red kites and ravens for their services to the city’s sanitation.
Your local ducks (and other wild birds) will thank you.
For every kilometre of road in Europe, you’re likely to find one dead hedgehog.
COVID-19 restrictions led to calls to open up golf courses to the public. But these are such precious refuges for native flora and fauna that access will have to be carefully managed.
Urban green spaces can be a rich habitat for diverse pollinators, if they’re managed properly.
Citizen scientists have helped researchers track the changing environment during the pandemic.
Roaming pet cats kill 390 million animals per year in Australia. Most of the animals are native to Australia.
With careful observation, you can start to recognize that one sassy squirrel or the cardinal pair who call your neighborhood home.
Wildlife is returning to our deserted cities. But will they stay once life returns to normal?
With wild boar in Barcelona and coyotes in San Francisco, the lockdown has transformed concrete jungles worldwide.
Each B&B is a green sanctuary for pollinators, containing pollinating plants and shelters like beehives and nesting boxes.
Some threatened species hit hard by the bushfires this summer have populations in and around urban areas, which are now crucial refuges. Here are some tips to help improve their odds of survival.
The tall buildings of our cities kill horrifying numbers of birds. But some cities are adopting mandatory design measures to cut the toll.
It’s well-established that green spaces are good for our well-being. Now we can demonstrate that greater biodiversity boosts this benefit, as well as helping to sustain native plants and animals.
Urban wildlife are exposed to more pollutants than wildlife living in natural areas. In addition to causing death, these pollutants can affect animals’ development and reproduction.
When so much of the green space in our cities is in the form of nature strips, current restrictions on plantings are denying us the many social and environmental benefits of more diverse greenery.
Magpie attacks aren’t as common as you (and the media) might think. But here are a few tricks to get you through swooping season unscathed - and a few classic tactics that don’t work.
Genetic analysis shows that urban rats prefer to stay near their relatives; however, some of them migrate. Knowing this could help with pest control efforts.