Mimicking Mother Nature

Posted by Trish Riley, November 17, 2009

By Wendee Holtcamp, National Wildlife

“People are looking for ways to reduce material use, get away from toxic substances and reduce energy use. When they hear about biomimicry, they realize it’s an R&D program that’s been going on for 3.8 billion years,” says biologist Janine Benyus of the Biomimicry Guild…

The benefits humans gain as a result of such research provide a strong argument for conserving wildlife. “Protecting plant and animal habitats means also preserving the wellspring of ideas for the next industrial revolution,” says Benyus, who in 2007 was named by Time magazine as one of its “International Heroes of the Environment.”

Read more…http://www.nwf.org/NationalWildlife/article.cfm?issueID=133&articleID=1789.

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