Biodiversity Is Essential

That’s why this site looks at species and other aspects of biodiversity: the beauty of it and what minor or major role species play in our lives. While it is about wonder and enjoyment, there is often also a reference to the already felt or upcoming impact of climate change,

Biodiversity in a city – Abidjan

Biodiversity in a city – Abidjan

Cities can hold a surprising amount of biodiversity. Abidjan, in Côte d'Ivoire, may not instantly come to mind as one...
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Biodiversity in a ricefield area

Biodiversity in a ricefield area

One does not have to go far to find an amazing array of biodiversity, even in a big city. This...
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Bird watching with school students

Bird watching with school students

In January 2018 students of a school in Dong Hoi went birding. The school organises regularly out-school events so that...
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Nature education on the beach

Nature education on the beach

In July 2016 we started with nature education activities in Dong Hoi, Quang Binh province, Vietnam. These are photographic impressions....
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Eelgrass, a species of valuable seagrass

Eelgrass, a species of valuable seagrass

Eelgrass -Zostera marina - is a seagrass. Seagrasses grow in shallow waters along coasts. Seagrass beds represent, some say, the...
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The Oak – Its durability will be tested

The Oak – Its durability will be tested

The Oak, a symbol of old for strength and durability, stirring the imagination throughout the ages, beloved, and of economic...
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Antarctic Krill – Small crustaceans powering giants

Antarctic Krill – Small crustaceans powering giants

Living in the Southern Ocean, these small crustaceans generate an enormous biomass that sustains a wealth of antarctic fauna, as...
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Biodiversity – What is it ?

Biodiversity – What is it ?

UN Convention on Biodiversity: “Biological diversity” means the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine...
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The Power of Sea-Monkeys – How tiny invertebrates probably impact the global climate

The Power of Sea-Monkeys – How tiny invertebrates probably impact the global climate

Feature image credits: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Attribution: © Hans Hillewaert....
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What does Galileo have to do with Climate Change ?

What does Galileo have to do with Climate Change ?

THIS POST IS AGAIN ON CLIMATE CHANGE, RATHER THAN ON BIODIVERSITY. THE REASON IS THE LINK MADE BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE...
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How well do you know species ?

Do you know the species below? Try to guess their names. Move your cursor over the image to reveal the name. There you will also find a button that brings you to a Wikipedia page with more information.

Red-shanked Douc

Pygathrix nemaeus

Wikipedia

Southern Marsh Orchid

Dactylorhiza majalis

Wikipedia

Tiger

Panthera tigris

Wikipedia

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