City of Vancouver Bird Friendly Design Exhibition Extended Till November 6

September 24 – November 6, 2014

Through a series of information and photo panels, this exhibit will provide information on how architects and designers can incorporate bird-friendly design into their projects. Over 250 species of resident, migratory and over-wintering birds are regularly observed in the Vancouver region, but urbanization has had negative impacts on them. Based on the City of Vancouver’s Bird Friendly Strategy, the exhibit unveils the conditions required for native birds to thrive in Vancouver. Bird well-being matters because birds bring Vancouver to life with their songs, colour and flight. Their high visibility and audibility also make them an important experiential link between people and local biodiversity. In addition, birds provide ecosystem services in the form of pest control, pollination and seed-dispersal. Through this exhibit, observers can learn more about the Bird Friendly Design Guidelines, which are intended to be used by developers, planners, designers and landowners. The AIBC Gallery, located at #100 – 440 Cambie Street in Vancouver, is free and open to the public Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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