Flamingos crowd a muddy area in Mumbai, India, May 17 2020.
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.
Is it that same busy squirrel you’re watching every day?
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?
‘Today, the pond. Tomorrow, the world!’
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With wild boar in Barcelona and coyotes in San Francisco, the lockdown has transformed concrete jungles worldwide.
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Each B&B is a green sanctuary for pollinators, containing pollinating plants and shelters like beehives and nesting boxes.
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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.
These birds were killed by flying into a set of surveyed buildings in Washington DC in 2013.
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The tall buildings of our cities kill horrifying numbers of birds. But some cities are adopting mandatory design measures to cut the toll.
Our mental health benefits when nature is part of our neighbourhoods, as in this residential street in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
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.
A coyote in Vancouver, B.C. Rodent pesticides in large cities kill and adversely affect the health of urban wildlife.
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.
Even the standard grassed nature strip has value for local wildlife.
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.
Stylish? No. Effective? Probably not.
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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.
Learning about urban rat populations through genetic testing reveals information about their movements through cities.
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.
Rats are part of the urban ecosystem and an urban ecology approach to managing their populations may involve learning to share the city.
An ecosystems approach to cities that recognizes rats as part of the ecosystem can help address the challenges presented by urban rats.
Caracals that feed on poisoned rodents in Cape Town pass the toxins onto their young through contaminated milk.
Household rat poison is endangering caracals, and other wildlife species in Cape Town, that prey on poisoned rodents. If not managed, this can negatively alter the region's ecosystem.
Koalas can adapt to urban areas with enough suitable green spaces but would benefit from wildlife crossing areas to reduce their risk of being hit by cars.
Koalas can cope with the stresses of city life provided we plan urban developments in ways that help meet their basic needs.
Nowhere for wildlife to Hyde.
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Keeping urban habitats such as parks neat and tidy by removing dead wood and leaves is driving the species which live there to extinction.
A kangaroo finds refuge in a small patch of vegetation surrounded by a new housing estate.
Expanding cities and farmland have created many small, often isolated patches of vegetation. Long seen as having limited ecological value, a new study shows these are vital for endangered species.
Brisbane’s South Bank parkland isn’t exactly getting out in the wild, but experiences of urban nature are important for building people’s connection to all living things.
Moves to connect people with nature for both the conservation and health benefits point to the need for people to experience nature as they find it in the city, rather than only out in natural areas.
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Urban trees are literally made with the help of human breath – they turn the carbon dioxide we breathe out into the building blocks of plant growth. So your local trees have a piece of you inside them.