Why Build Biodiverse Communities?

Mark E. Hostetler

in The Green Leap

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780520271104
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520951877 | DOI:
Why Build Biodiverse Communities?

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This chapter discusses the importance of conserving urban biodiversity. The construction and maintenance of urban communities affect natural resource consumption and impact surrounding natural areas. Because cities are the primary areas through which people interact with and have an effect on nature, they are important environments in which to promote a conservation ethic. Also discussed in this chapter are the ecosystem benefits, social and health benefits, and the economic benefits of conserving biodiversity.

Keywords: urban biodiversity; conservation; biodiversity; conservation subdivision; green development; ecosystems; conservation ethic; urban ecology

Chapter.  4860 words. 

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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