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The Case For Conservation Friendly Construction
With the population ever growing, this means that the construction of residential and commercial properties is encroaching more and more into wildlife habitats, affecting how animals are able to live. The expansion of urban areas is leading to 1 in 10 UK wildlife species facing extinction, and this something that we have a responsibility to try and change.
An important focus is being placed on solutions to allow us to continue to construct and build infrastructure, whilst also allowing us to peacefully coexist with the surrounding animal species and cause as little harm as possible to their natural habitats; which is leading to the term ‘conservation-friendly construction’.
Development can affect urban wildlife in a number of ways; it can lead to habitat loss and fragmentation, disturbances caused by human activity, air and light pollution and changing animal behaviour.
There have been many technological and new architectural ideas leading the way for future building methods. Examples include ‘green buildings’, built-in nesting solutions, advanced monitoring methods in urban areas to monitor wildlife and also changing the glass in windows to a different reflective nature so that bird’s don’t confuse them with flying into foliage or clear sky.
It’s important that the construction profession keeps wildlife in mind with its developments and that innovations continue. Take a look into what issues exist and how conservation friendly construction can remedy them in the guide by Roof Stores below.
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