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,

Bau Tro Lake

Bau Tro Lake

At the edge of Dong Hoi lies a quiet area, a fresh water lake surrounded by protection forest. The lake,...
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Photo impressions of biodiversity of UP campus, Los Baños, the Philippines

Photo impressions of biodiversity of UP campus, Los Baños, the Philippines

My work led me to the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity (ACB) in Los Baños, the Philippines. It is located on...
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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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