Wildlife conservation refers to the practice of protecting endangered plant and wild animal species and their habitats. Among the goals of wildlife conservation are to ensure that nature will be around for future generations to enjoy and to recognize the importance of wildlife and wilderness lands to humans.
Green Builder Media President, Ron Jones, has a candid conversation with Thane Maynard of the Cincinnati Zoo about how human development is affecting wildlife habitat and the things that building professionals should know to reduce our impact on natural ecosystems.
The Mariposa Meadows project shares space with a wide variety of animals.
Internationally renowned nature photographer Art Wolfe has experienced firsthand the environmental changes that are taking place across our beautiful, irreplaceable planet. Over the course of his 30-year career, Wolfe has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations. His stunning images interpret and record the world's fast-disappearing wildlife, landscapes and native cultures, and are a lasting inspiration to those who seek to preserve them all.
Green Builder Media President Ron Jones interviewed the fascinating photographer about his observations of changing conditions within natural and built environments around the globe, the adaptations that the inhabitants of these environments have been forced to make, and how Wolfe has been able to win support for conservation issues by focusing his camera on the Earth's beauty and bounty.
Here are the eco-landmarks we navigate by as we create this sustainable enclave.
|Energy Efficiency Off-the-grid living demands the ultimate in energy-efficient products. Here’s what we picked.|
|Renewables Dependence on petroleum is dead; instead, we use these easy-on-the-environment technologies.|
|Water and Resource Conservation Natural resources are finite. Here are the techniques and products we use to reduce, reuse, and recycle.|
|Indoor Air Quality Healthy buildings mean healthy people. We spec’d products that make the indoors as fresh as the meadow air surrounding us.|
|Smart Technology We harness smart tech that will make life simpler and help us be more sustainable.|
|Durability See which building science practices and green products hold up to the harsh realities of high-altitude living.|
|Resilient Housing Disaster can strike anywhere. Techniques and products can help buffer buildings from these assaults.|
|Multifunctional Living Spaces We designed spaces that morph and accommodate more than one function.|
|Onsite Food Production Fresh food grown on site is the healthiest and most green way to go (not to mention tastiest!) Here are some notes from the high-altitude larder.|
|Indoor/Outdoor Living New products and design conceits blur the lines between shelter and the soul-healing outdoors.|
|Wildlife Protection Wildlife conservation means protecting all plant and animal species and their habitats so nature will be around for future generations to enjoy. Here’s how we address this important concept.|