How conservatives are trying to remake the urban canid definition
Posted On August 9, 2021
Conservatives have been trying to redefine the urban animal since at least the 1970s.
They argue that some animals can live in cities and urban environments, and others are feral and can’t reproduce.
As such, the Urban Canid Project (UCNP) is a project of the Urban Ecology Center of Chicago that is working to redefamp the definition of the urban creature.
The project is being led by political strategist David Rennie and his team of researchers.
“We believe that the definition is so important that we need to re-define it,” Rennies, who is also the director of the Center for the Study of the American West, told Business Insider.
The goal of the project is to bring the cityscape back into the picture, the idea being that urban landscapes should be viewed through the eyes of the endangered urban canids.
“We want to understand how canids evolved, what they eat, what their social relationships are,” Rennays told Business Wire.
One of the main problems with defining the species is that it’s difficult to determine which canids are feral.
“There’s no way to know what’s going on in an area,” said Rennaies.
“You don’t know if it’s an urban canary or an urban fox.”
But Renniks team is working hard to bring that information to the surface.
To do that, they’ve created a website called Urban Canids Project (UBNP) that allows people to submit their own Urban Canidae photos, along with a description of what they see, and then a list of possible species that are likely to exist in a given city.
They also use the website to gather and collate data on the species, and to find local sightings and other sightings.
The site also allows users to submit a list with their own urban canidae photos to UCNP, and a searchable database of sightings of urban canis species.
UCNP’s director, Daniel Sallis, said that the site is important because it’s something that’s happening now, not a project that will be done in the near future.
For the UCNP team, the project has also allowed them to make their case that urban canines are more resilient to the urban environment.
“We’re trying to say that urban animals are not necessarily predisposed to being in urban environments,” Sallides told Business Buzz.
The Urban Cani Project is a part of a larger effort to bring more animals into the city.
The Urban Canis Project aims to provide an opportunity for people to share their photos with the public, to help them better understand urban animals, and more importantly, to encourage people to preserve and restore urban landscapes.