April 4, 2018 4:00 pm
Updated: April 4, 2018 4:35 pm
By Christian D’Avino Reporter 980 CFPL
High-rise buildings in the Forest City could become more bird-friendly in the future.
A report presented to a London City Council committee on Tuesday evening pledges to make London’s high-rises both safer for birds and more energy efficient.
“What we are seeing from the data regarding bird-related deaths, many of them are getting confused in flight when faced with tall high-rise-type buildings,” said member of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority board, Sandy Levin.
“Birds are often attracted to lights or believe a tree’s reflection in a glass window is the real thing,” he said.
The report looks to borrow from similar policies in cities such as Toronto, Markham, and Calgary.