- An Urban Jungle for the 21st Century:: An interesting article from the New York Times, this piece features a 10-year development plan in Singapore which aims to go from “a garden city” to a “city in a garden” which means increasing the greenery and biodiversity of plants and wildlife around the city.
- Cities could be the key to saving pollinating insects:: An interesting study featured by BBC News, which is about a project aiming to document pollinators Britain-wide. They are surveying in 12 cities and including urban areas as well as agriculture and nature reserves.
- Welcome to synurbia:: This BBC blog post defines this interesting term and idea which means wild animals that live and near with humans and even adapt to human settlements.
- The search is one for great wildlife photos:: This story features a great project in Vancouver by the BC SPCA…
- Urban biodiversity beyond the grave:: This story from the BBC features a look at a documentary by a student titled Beyond the Grave. The film aims to show the importance of cemeteries as habitat in urban areas. Included in the story is a short video clip.
- Urban Ecology:: While not a new broadcast, still an interesting one from NPR’s Talk of the Nation.
- From Bees to Coral Reefs: Mutualisms Might Be More Important to Global Ecosystem Than Previously Thought:: an article from Science Daily that discusses the importance of one species to another and how they’re interconnected.
- Parks and Partners To Celebrate First City Wildlife Sanctuary:: Seattle now has it’s first urban wildlife sanctuary in the city at Kiwanis Ravine where a Blue Heron colony is located.
- Shop-bought wildlife shelters are waste of money, says consumer watchdog:: An article from The Telegraph shows that during…
- Extreme Insects by Richard Jones:: Featured on the Guardian website, this slideshow highlights a few images from a new book of extreme insects.
- School of the Year Awards:: From the Big Wildlife Garden in the U.K. is a list of regional winners of the first Big Wildlife Garden School of the Year competition.
- Gardens of Delight:: From the Deccan Herald is an article about corporate landscaping in Bangalore for wildlife habitat. Design theory is discussed and it is interesting to see that much of the principles of habitat design are the same in Bangalore as they are here in North America.
- Biophilia: “An Innate Emotional Affiliation with Nature”:: From The Dirt blog discusses how people experience biophilia and how to use that in landscape design.
- Creating wetlands in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor:: A video from the NBC Nightly News…