- Associated Press - Thursday, March 23, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago is expanding an eight-city effort to save “urban wildlife.”

Kevin Bell is zoo CEO and Seth Magle is director of the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute . They announced expansion Thursday of the Urban Wildlife Information Network.

The zoo is cooperating with universities, wildlife organizations and others to expand the network begun in 2010.

It’s a monitoring organization that is conducting a biodiversity study to help people and animals live together. It gathers and analyzes data on wildlife and aims to discover and put into practice solutions to conflicts between humans and wildlife.

The institute studies Chicago’s biodiversity four times a year by installing more than 100 cameras citywide. Citizens help gather data by clicking through the photos.


Online: Chicago Wildlife Watch: https://bit.ly/2lJyebl

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