Our Urban Wildlife Institute was the first scientific initiative created to study and protect Chicago’s wildlife. Now our Urban Wildlife Information Network (UWIN) is expanding this work to other cities, sharing our expertise and equipment to build a nationwide network of urban wildlife research. We’re building the largest set of urban wildlife data in the world.
"Urban areas are the fastest growing ecosystems in the world, and the ones most inhabited by people. Yet from a wildlife perspective, they are the most poorly understood,” shares Magle. “When we know what’s similar and what’s different about these cities, we’ll know how to predict urban wildlife dynamics and patterns worldwide. And then we can truly start the work of building a wildlife-friendly planet.”