Monday, 26 November 2012
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Rob McDonald, a senior scientist for The Nature Conservancy, used to hate cities—the concrete jungles and constant din used to stress this plant ecologist out. But today, he and other Conservancy scientists are finding that helping cities—which will add 3 billion people by 2050—grow and function sustainably is key to protecting nature and the benefits it provides people.
What do you think? Should people who care about conservation pay attention to cities? Or do you agree with Thore
au who once said, "In wildness is the preservation of the world"? Share your opinion below.
Read more of Rob's blog posts (including his thoughts on the end of nature, the tenuous relationship between conservation and human rights advocacy, and the Jevons paradox) here.