Coastal communities, especially densely populated ones, can also be considered as urban coastal communities. Some species can adapt and be domesticated to co-exist with humans. In some occasions, human settlements tend to introduce invasive species, especially around mowed grasslands, which in turn could affect the proximate coastal marine ecosystem, thereby affecting the marine biodiversity.
Thus, urban “wildlands” should also focus on sustainable land development, especially in the fringes of urban settlements were wildlands are present.
In these mentioned places, some species could be endangered and threatened either through a combination of habitat destruction, relentless hunting, and/or the introduction of invasive species that disrupt the local ecosystem.
The center is open to individuals who have a passion to support our expertise in land use, ecological balance, water, and soil standards, and biology which in turn translates to projects that will preserve habitats, suppress polluting industries, promote efficient use of resources, and other similar endeavors.
This is in line with our mantra: that biodiversity is a delicate balance of ecosystems. Partnering with urban planners and developers is also part of the strategy to support the continued protection of marine biodiversity.