Saturday, June 2, 2007

Biodiversity Can Provide Mental Health Benefits

"The find­ings are important since about half of the world’s peo­ple now live in cit­ies, in­creas­ing­ly iso­lat­ed from na­ture and its ben­e­fits, Full­er and col­leagues wrote. The re­sults “in­di­cate that suc­cess­ful man­age­ment of ur­ban green spaces should em­pha­size bi­o­log­i­cal com­plex­i­ty to en­hance hu­man well-be­ing in ad­di­tion to bio­di­ver­sity con­ser­va­tion,” they con­clud­ed."

From the Bend Weekly News