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Urban Conservation: The Rules Are Different Here
Written by Phil Stevens
Published on March 3rd, 2011
http://blog.nature.org/2011/03/urban-co ... l-stevens/
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As more and more of the world’s population lives in cities, the divide between people and nature is increasing — to the detriment of both. Urban conservation may hold the key to bridging that divide. Many of us already working in cities have seen first-hand the astonishing biodiversity to be found in urban areas, and would be happy to see organizations such as The Nature Conservancy join us as we work to protect and restore it.
"I love science and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awe by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and revigorate it." by Robert M. Sapolsky