Ch. 17 Study Guide

Ch. 17 Study Guide - Ch 17 Study Guide Urban Wildlife 1...

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Ch. 17 Study Guide Urban Wildlife 1. Introduction 1. Growth of urban habitats - 1. some wildlife species can exist with humans in or adjacent to the 'human habitats' - for these species then urban and suburban places provide wildlife habitat too. 2. habitats associated with humans (urbanization) are the only habitats that are increasing (growing) on the planet today - all others are decreasing in size and the urban habitats are growing proportionately 2. Change to an 'urban' public 1. more than 43% of the worlds' population lives in urban areas - more than 75% of American's live in cities 2. change in connectedness to nature - mentioned earlier in Kellert's work 1. but urban people show strong preferences for nature in their environment 2. wildlife seems to be a part of this preference - but see note later 3. Reasons for urban wildlife 1. Urban people desire but are removed from nature 2. management agencies need more visibility with the urban public 3. municipal planning for or including wildlife will receive firm support 4. different focus and problems than those that traditional wildlife managers have focused on or are trained for. 5. taxpayers (most of whom are urban) should see some tangible return for their tax $$ that DO support wildlife agencies 6. many people decry the aftermath of urbanization on wildlife
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