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Rewilding a City: The Vancouver Example

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Monday, May 5, 2014, In : Sustainable cities 

As a relatively young, modern city nestled between the North Shore mountains and surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, it is not hard to imagine Vancouver’s wild roots.

Even today, black bears still roam people’s backyards on the city’s North Shore, bald eagles nest around the University of British Columbia and whales have been spotted in False Creek on several occasions in the last few years - just last weekend, 100 dolphins and 15 orcas were spotted in H...

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Attitudes towards biodiversity - Eurobarometer 2013 (Reports III)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Monday, December 16, 2013, In : European Union 
Flash Eurobarometer 379 on "Attitudes towards biodiversity"
Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment 
Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Research and Speechwriting” Unit)

New Flash Eurobarometer survey shows attitudes towards biodiversity in the EU. The awareness of biodiversity increases in Europe, especially Austrians and Germans are street-smart with the w...

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Encouraging news from the US: wild animals stand by each other!

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Thursday, August 1, 2013, In : Environment 
Happy August everyone!
I read this encouraging piece of news on Reuters

The return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park may be helping imperiled grizzly bears to survive by keeping elk herds on the move and preventing them from destroying berries that are a staple food for grizzlies, according to a new study.

In the mid-1990s, the U.S. government released fewer than 100 wolves into the park and the wilderness near Salmon, Idaho, to restore an iconic Western animal that had been hunted, trap...

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