Fauna and flora

There is more to ecosystem functioning than fauna and flora, but they are key pillars within the topic. To bring (back) animal and plant life to the Untraceable City, there are a lot of aspects to be taken into account. Remember that according to the Triple 95 rule, the ecosystem within the city (as well as the ecosystems affected elsewhere by the city) should be able to operate at 95% of its capacity. There will be various context-specific discussions that can only take place after a location has been selected, but there are also a number of points that should be taken into account independently from the chosen location.

Ideas and resources

We are looking for ideas and resources in the field of Fauna and flora that may enable a city to adhere to the Triple 95 rule. Please help out!

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Where the wild things aren’t
Greta C. Vega Interesting article exploring some of the ideas around restoration. Useful journal article link in this document: "Restoration and conservation efforts, however, cannot put at risk the identity, culture, and livelihood of the human populations that inhabit them. “Restoration interventions are as much about people as they are about environments” (Koech et al., 2020), although this has not always been considered. Even more important is the consideration that traditional and Indigenous knowledge on land management has been proven successful at conserving ecosystems. Despite constituting less than 5% of the global population, Indigenous peoples manage most of the planet intact landscapes."
Regreening Africa: A bottom-up transformation of degraded lands
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A spatial overview of the global importance of Indigenous lands for conservation
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Garnett et al. Showcasing the importance of indigenous peoples in conservation/care of land.


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