From 2022 we support a research project together with University of Bergen department of Natural History and Bergen Botanical Gardens at Milde.
Very few, if any, studies have been done to find out which insects, birds, creepy-crawlies and other species find homes in habitats created by human beings, such as parks and urban spaces. But now an interdisciplinary research project will utilize eDNA (Environmental DNA) for the first time to identify species and study impacts over several years.
The project, called BoBie, is part of a larger project that also involves making urban spaces more bird friendly, as well as trialling specially adapted urban furniture to boost biodiversity in habitats, such as city parks, that were initially hostile to wildlife. The BoBie project has received startup assistance from the Norwegian Environment Agency.
Project partners are the University of Bergen (UiB), La Humla Suse, and Vestre - with furniture from the Vestre Habitats series. The objective of the Habitats series, which won the Danish Design Award for 2022, is to help preserve biodiversity in cities and urban neighborhoods. The 2022 Danish Design Award Winner.