Christian Benitez and Eric M Wood stood outside a corner liquor store searching for birds. Genaro Melina, LA Times

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Travis Longcore for LA Times — “How L.A.’s bird population is shaped by historic redlining and racist loan practices”

UCLA ecologist Travis Longcore discusses new study showing how LA’s bird population is shaped by historic redlining, with wealthier areas attracting more biodiversity for the Los Angeles Times. “The legacy of our discriminatory practices is still written into the city itself” Longcore said.