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,

Flowers, rocks and birds in Loei

Flowers, rocks and birds in Loei

It was 8th March 2020. I travelled from Hanoi, Vietnam, to Bangkok, Thailand for a last two weeks of work...
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An oasis of trees at the Mekong

An oasis of trees at the Mekong

Robert and his family live in Chiang Khan, Loei, Thailand, along the Mekong. With mists in the mornings or golden-red...
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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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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. Click on the name to visit a Wikipedia page with more information.