Tag: biodiversity

Why Are There So Many Beetles?

Why Are There So Many Beetles?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments February 6, 2020

Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this episode of Scishow. Go to Brilliant.org/scishow to learn more. {♫Intro♫} Beetles are incredibly diverse. We’re talking somewhere around 400,000 individual species — from weird-looking weevils to giant goliaths. They’re the most diverse group of complex organisms on Earth, and they make up over 20% of all named animal species. […]

Ep 108 The Sun’s Surface, Rainforest Life, and a Space Hotel | Twig Science Reporter

Ep 108 The Sun’s Surface, Rainforest Life, and a Space Hotel | Twig Science Reporter

By Micah Moen 0 Comment February 6, 2020

On this week’s news update– Detailed images of the Sun– An incredible record of rain forest life– And a new hotel– in space! First up– Can you guess what this is? It’s the most detailed image ever created of the surface of the Sun! It was captured by the new Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope, […]

Amazing Advancements in Wildlife Biology | #NowNotThen Tag

Amazing Advancements in Wildlife Biology | #NowNotThen Tag

By Micah Moen 7 Comments February 5, 2020

Welcome back to Nature League! In a rapidly changing world, it’s fascinating to think about how much has changed in our lifetimes. For example, the human population was barely above five billion when I was born, and that number has increased by about 50% in just my lifetime. And of those people currently alive on […]

What If We Set Aside Half the Planet for Wildlife?

What If We Set Aside Half the Planet for Wildlife?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 26, 2020

About 65 million years ago, a mass extinction event occurred, wiping out more than 75% of all species on Earth. There have only been 5 mass extinctions in our planet’s 4.5 billion year history. But the next one has already started. By the end of this century, one in six species on Earth could be […]

YorkTalks 2020: The mountains and people of Africa: creating a sustainable future from the ground up

YorkTalks 2020: The mountains and people of Africa: creating a sustainable future from the ground up

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 20, 2020

So I’m going to look, really, at some of the work we’ve been doing across will largely focus on East Africa. And then very towards the end of the talk, talk a little bit about some of the work going across the university across the African continent. So we just initially look at a topographic […]

Sambazon presents #PurpleForThePlanet : A movement to protect 30 species in 30 days

Sambazon presents #PurpleForThePlanet : A movement to protect 30 species in 30 days

By Micah Moen 3 Comments January 18, 2020

Did you know for every 584 acres of rainforest that are destroyed one species goes extinct forever? And currently, we’re losing over ten times that amount every day. At Sambazon, we’ve been fighting to protect the rainforest for almost 20 years by cultivating and wild-harvesting açai – a vital part of the rainforest’s complex ecosystem. […]

Bern Convention: Protecting nature for a better future

Bern Convention: Protecting nature for a better future

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 17, 2020

Nature is essential for human life. A healthy environment is a source of food clean water and air, but nature doesn’t exist only for the convenience of mankind. It is also home to millions of other species and we have to protect them. This is the aim of the Bern Convention: a treaty for the […]

Harnessing nature’s power for water security

Harnessing nature’s power for water security

By Micah Moen 2 Comments January 16, 2020

Water security is fundamental to everything we’re trying to achieve. We, the Nature Conservancy, are trying to get the world to invest in nature for nature and people. What we are doing in the context of water security is to help stakeholders, cities, governments, communities understand which investments in nature they can make to achieve […]

Biodiversity in the wetland area ‘Schlammwiss’ (use subtitles EN LU FR)

Biodiversity in the wetland area ‘Schlammwiss’ (use subtitles EN LU FR)

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 15, 2020

Being part of the European natura 2000 conservation network, the nature reserve ‘Schlammwiss’ stretches alongside of the river Syre in Eastern Luxembourg Consisting of wet meadows, reed beds, ponds and riverside forests, it preserves a variety of habitats which have become scarce in a densely populated landscape It offers calm and stability in a rapidly […]

Rainforest Plant Life- Biosphere 2 Facebook Live October 11, 2018

Rainforest Plant Life- Biosphere 2 Facebook Live October 11, 2018

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 13, 2020

Hello, welcome to Biosphere 2 on Facebook. We’re here live in Biosphere 2’s Rainforest. My name is Jason DeLeeuw, I’m the manager of this Rainforest and a lot of people over the years have questions about how we manage this forest. Because we’re in an enclosed space, we deal with a lot of different challenges […]