It’s becoming increasingly clear that we need to adapt our construction methods to be more environmentally friendly. However, this isn’t just a case of green energy and sustainable materials, plans must also account for the local ecosystem.
The construction of both residential and commercial properties is encroaching further and further into our countryside. As a result, wildlife habitats are negatively affected and the UK’s biodiversity suffers.
In addition, changing animal behaviours in urban areas are being caused by a range of human factors. These include air and light pollution as well as habitat loss and fragmentation amongst others.
As towns and cities take over more green space, we’re increasingly likely to encounter wildlife or even share our home with them. A surprisingly common example of this is bats roosting in and around homes.
Thankfully, there are solutions being developed which will allow us to coexist peacefully with our indigenous animal species. Read on to find out what issues exist and how conservation-friendly construction can remedy them…
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Features of a Good Birdhouse- Give a Bird a Home
A birdhouse is such a great addition to any garden and it’s a really fun DIY project to tackle. This infographic from Capital Garden Services looks at how to build the perfect birdhouse so maybe it’s time to bring one to your garden?
If you are building one, build a good one as otherwise you’re short-changing our feathered friends! You should use untreated wood and galvanised screws as remember this will need to last throughout the year in all weather conditions.
You also need to make sure your birdhouse is protected from predators and some of the most common are chipmunks, raccoons, and cats. A stovepipe is generally considered the best protection against climbing predators.
If you don’t want to build a birdhouse there are other things you can do. Things like install a feeder o attract the local neighbourhood birds! Make sure to have good quality seeds for them when they come to visit. Check out the full infographic now!
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“Irrigation has been used for thousands of years to increase agricultural production and provide protection against drought. Agriculture provides us with many goods, but it also takes away from us. Agriculture is the single largest food provider and also the largest user of global water resources.”
Scroll down to learn how much water is needed to produce food and feed animals as well as how much of that is wasted and what are the challenges in the future of agriculture and farming.
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Created by Any Pest
This infographic outlines areas of wildlife preservation where we have been successful, battles we are losing, and battles we have already lost. For example the American Bison was hunted down to 750 in 1890, but thanks to preservation efforts this has increased to 350,000.
Unfortunately there are other battles we are losing, such as with the beautiful Amur Leopard. There are now only 30 left, and we face a difficult fight to save them. The important thing is that there is still time to make a difference and it’s not too late.
Animals such as Tasmanian Tiger have been extinct since 1936 and there is nothing we can do about it, so let’s hope the same doesn’t happen to the Amur Leopard.
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June 8th is World Oceans Day
The concept for a “World Ocean Day” was first proposed in 1992 by the Government of Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. As a result of a United Nations General Assembly resolution passed in December 2008, World Oceans Day is now officially recognized by the UN as June 8th each year.
Since 2002, The Ocean Project has been the lead organization promoting and coordinating World Oceans Day events worldwide with aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organizations, universities, schools, and businesses. We collaborate with all organizations, including the World Ocean Network, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Each year an increasing number of countries and organizations mark June 8th as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea.
Take action here!
Source: World Ocean’s Day official site