1
   

Cities on Stilts to Protect Endangered Habitats

 
 
Reply Thu 3 Jan, 2019 02:05 pm
This article claims new cities are slotted for development in south Florida, which will destroy panther habitat.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/02/florida-panther-extinction-collier-county-development-project

It is understandable that so many people want to move south for the weather, but can't they build habitats for humans that don't displace natural habitat for other species?

There is, after all, plenty of space available above the ground and tree line if developers would just put in additional effort and expense to build the city 'on stilts' so to speak. In other words, build high rises connected by above-tree roads so that no land clearing or automotive traffic occurs on the ground level.

That way, panthers and other species will be free to live in their ground- and tree- based habitats without becoming roadkill or having to relocate to another area.

If humans want to go down to the ground level to enjoy the preserved natural habitat, they can do that too, just not with cars. If they would just keep their driving and shopping activities above the trees, there would be plenty of preserved natural habitat below for them to go down and enjoy as eco-tourists.
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Discussion • Score: 1 • Views: 705 • Replies: 2
No top replies

 
Sturgis
 
  1  
Reply Thu 3 Jan, 2019 03:11 pm
People have been displacing animals since the start of time. This is not likely to change. It takes place in cold climate locations too.
livinglava
 
  1  
Reply Thu 3 Jan, 2019 03:51 pm
@Sturgis,
Sturgis wrote:

People have been displacing animals since the start of time. This is not likely to change. It takes place in cold climate locations too.

Don't you think we have reached a level of technological ability and deforestation that it makes sense to start applying our technology to the task of restoring natural habitats?

If we can build bridges, highways, and overpasses above the trees, why not entire residential, retail, and commercial developments?
0 Replies
 
 

 
  1. Forums
  2. » Cities on Stilts to Protect Endangered Habitats
Copyright © 2021 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 04/12/2021 at 08:59:54