Cities are primarily seen as spaces where human population is congregated. But amidst all the human life and chaos that comes to city life, cities are known to harbor biological diversity and hence offer opportunities to learn from human interactions within ecosystems. Cities are home to lessons in resilience of species, both human and other. These lessons define human needs and wants, and show by example human capacity to redefine, recalibrate, reinvent both the needs and the wants.
In the blog titled "Funding cities for conservation and climate change' posted on Conservation Finance Alliance, my effort is to make a case to channelize biodiversity and climate change funding to cities to conserve biodiversity and engage communities for climate resilience. If blog link does not work, check the pdf here.