China is building the world’s first migratory Bird Airport

February 17, 2017 by  
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Modern architecture has often been accused of encroaching on wildlife habitats – but McGregor Coxall just unveiled a new project that’s literally for the birds. The world’s first migratory “Bird Airport” is designed to convert a landfill in Lingang, China into a wetland bird sanctuary Every year, more than 50 million birds journey from the Antarctic along the East Asian-Australian Flyway (EAAF), but the route is increasingly threatened to due to coastal urbanization. Today, 1 in 5 globally endangered waterbirds fly this route as their population rapidly decreases. Related: 1.5 billion birds disappear from North America’s skies To address the problem, the Port of Tianjin called on international designers to create a wetland sanctuary for migrating birds. McGregor Coxall’s Bird Airport includes 60 hectares of wetland park, where birds will be able to stop, refuel, and breed on their way through the flyway. Renewable energy will be used to irrigate the wetlands with recycled waste water and harvested rain. Adrian McGregor, CEO and lead designer of McGregor Coxall explains the inspiration behind the project, “The earth’s bird flyways are a wonder of the natural world. The proposed Bird Airport will be a globally significant sanctuary for endangered migratory bird species whilst providing new green lungs for the city of Tianjin.” The city of Tianjin will enjoy many benefits from the new green infrastructure . The proposal calls for plenty of park space – including walking and cycling paths along a 7 km network of recreational urban forest trails. Construction on the bird airport is slated to begin late 2017, and the project will be completed in 2018. + McGregor Coxall

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Haunting photo series depicts affect of urban sprawl on African wildlife

March 3, 2016 by  
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INFOGRAPHIC: The countries with the most threatened mammals in the world

April 10, 2015 by  
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Many of the world’s most magnificent animals are disappearing at an alarming rate – in some countries more than others. This new infographic reveals which countries have the most threatened animals based on data from The World Bank . Having this information empowers us to put pressure on those countries whose animal protections are falling short. Check out the detailed maps after the jump to find out more. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: The countries with the most threatened mammals in the world Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal conservation , animal conservation infographic , animal infographic , animal protection , countries with endangered animals , countries with most threatened animals , countries with threatened animals , endangered animals , infographic , reader submission , The Eco Experts , threatened animals

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Second Danish Zoo Says it No Longer Plans to Kill Giraffe Named Marius

February 17, 2014 by  
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Animal lovers had barely recovered from the news that a Danish zoo killed a perfectly healthy giraffe and fed it to the lions when a second Danish zoo announced its intentions to do the same thing. Now that zoo, called the Jyllands Park Zoo, has revealed that it no longer plans to kill the giraffe, at least for the time being. The zoo announced on its Facebook page that plans had changed after they determined that they would not be receiving a female giraffe as previously expected, meaning that they no longer had to kill one of their male giraffes in order to avoid fighting. Read the rest of Second Danish Zoo Says it No Longer Plans to Kill Giraffe Named Marius Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal protection , Danish Giraffe killed , Danish Giraffe saved , Danish Zoo , Danish zoo kills giraffe , Denmark Zoo , Giraffe Copenhagen Zoo , giraffe fed to lions , Giraffe Jylland Zoo , Giraffe Jyllands Park , giraffe killed at zoo , giraffe protection , Jylland Giraffe , Jylland Park Zoo , Jyllands Park Zoo , Jyllands Zoo , Marius the Giraffe , second Danish giraffe saved , Second Danish zoo to kill giraffe , zoo animals        

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Goodesign by BestUp Creates a Go-To for Sustainable Design and Food at the Milan Furniture Fair

April 26, 2012 by  
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