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CAN LOCAL GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT LOCAL BIRD DIVERSITY?

September 27, 2022
Project Prepared By: Jialing Li, Zheng Gong, Hongyi Zhang, Jiawen Wu, & Yunjia Li

WHAT IS THE PROJECT ABOUT?

Birds are important for each city. High richness of birds increases the link between residents and local biodiversity. Interacting with birds will reduce stress, anxiety, and the risk of depression. However, according to The State of Canada’s Birds, 2019, the population of shorebirds, grassland birds, and aerial insectivores has sharply decreased. Therefore, we have a responsibility to reduce the impact of human activities. 

The goal of the Environmental Science Capstone Project is to create habitats for native birds and the benefits of GRI. The project is based on three actions, tree planting, soil enrichment, and birdhouses to create a bird city. In addition, the project identifies the limitation of supporting native birds in Vancouver.  

Proposed Plan & Methods

  • Planting More Trees
  • Soil Enrichment
  • Builduing Birdhouse/Feeder
  • Reducing Household Waste & Smoking
  • Reducing Streetlamp and Horn Use
  • Increasing Street Cleaning
  • Worldwide Expansion in Greenery
  • Protecting Canadian Goose