Biodiversity can flourish on an urban planet

Madhusudan Katti, writing for the Conversation:

Mention the word biodiversity to a city dweller and images of remote natural beauty will probably come to mind – not an empty car park around the corner. Wildlife, we think, should be found in wild places, or confined to sanctuaries and national parks. But research shows that cities can in fact support biodiversity and this can have major implications for conservation efforts.

City dwellers can also help by restoring shards of habitat near their homes.