We all know biodiversity is extremely important. We've all seen numerous calls for preserving and protecting forests and oceans, and other large areas of wilderness.
But what about urban biodiversity? How does that fit into the picture?
A recent academic paper titled Unexploited Opportunities in Understanding Liveable and Biodiverse Cites. A Review on Urban Biodiveristy Perception and Valuation explores how many researchers and policymakers from various disciplines highlight the role of urban biodiversity in delivering ecosystem services to enhance human wellbeing in a rapidly urbanising world.
Sound interesting? This is a great study to read if you're interested in what kind of studies are going on in the urban realm of biodiversity!
You can read the full abstract and the article here!