Tag: biodiversity

Riau Ecosystem Restoration – Ranger’s River Patrol

Riau Ecosystem Restoration – Ranger’s River Patrol

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 15, 2019

Now, we will go one of our routine patrols to Tengah Lake in the RER area, to monitor a hotspot there For now, we have orders to safeguard the area from hotspots and illegal logging activities. In terms of protecting the water, we keep an eye out for illegal activities such as the use of […]

#IPBES6: 4 Regional Assessments of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – Coming Soon!

#IPBES6: 4 Regional Assessments of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – Coming Soon!

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 14, 2019

Biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people underpin economies, jobs, food security and the quality of life of people everywhere. But are we making progress towards a sustainable future, or are we destroying biodiversity and undermining human well-being? On the 23rd of March 2018, IPBES will launch 4 landmark regional assessment reports on biodiversity and ecosystem […]

The Earth’s Internet: How Fungi Help Plants Communicate

The Earth’s Internet: How Fungi Help Plants Communicate

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 13, 2019

The internet connects more than half of the world’s population through an invisible web of servers, computers, and devices. It has changed our lives in countless ways by allowing otherwise separated people to interact and by providing access to vast amounts of information. But humans aren’t the only organisms on the planet with an invisible […]

How Trump’s border wall would disrupt nature

How Trump’s border wall would disrupt nature

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 10, 2019

These are eight prototypes for the proposed border wall between the US and Mexico. Customs and Border Patrol commissioned these designs and they’re on display just outside of San Diego. Some have rounded tops so that ropes can’t be hooked on. Others have gaps so guards can see the other side. Some are concrete, others […]

How business schools can contribute to ecosystem restoration

How business schools can contribute to ecosystem restoration

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 9, 2019

Loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystems can cause worldwide poverty as well as instable local weather conditions and land-use problems. The good news is that ecosystem functions can be restored much quicker than climate change can be reversed. Willem Ferwerda and his team of Commonland have developed an approach to turn ecosystem restoration projects […]

Meet the Volunteer Crew Fighting Poachers

Meet the Volunteer Crew Fighting Poachers

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 7, 2019

(ethereal music) (water churns softly) (hair brushes) (toothbrush brushes) (water runs) (pan sizzles) – My name is Sonja Hyppanen, and I’m born in Finland and I’ve been with Sea Shepard for five years now. My training from uni is journalism. I still go back to that job. – [Woman] By far most of the people […]

New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy

New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 7, 2019

Aotearoa we have extraordinary and unique plants and animals, found nowhere else on earth. We have the only alpine parrot in the world the kea! We also have hamata, the snow tussock. Tikumu, the mountain daisy and the grand skink. We have whio — they’re white water specialists. They have big, webbed feet for negotiating […]

Microbiome: Gut Bugs and You | Warren Peters | TEDxLaSierraUniversity

Microbiome: Gut Bugs and You | Warren Peters | TEDxLaSierraUniversity

By Micah Moen 94 Comments August 7, 2019

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Peter van de Ven When I was just a little boy when I used the toilet, my mother taught me to wash my hands, and when I flushed and I looked at what was going down, I’d go, boy, you’d better wash your hands, you know? And I had this little […]

This deep-sea mystery is changing our understanding of life | Karen Lloyd

This deep-sea mystery is changing our understanding of life | Karen Lloyd

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 6, 2019

I’m an ocean microbiologist at the University of Tennessee, and I want to tell you guys about some microbes that are so strange and wonderful that they’re challenging our assumptions about what life is like on Earth. So I have a question. Please raise your hand if you’ve ever thought it would be cool to […]

What’s Behind Europe and Central Asia’s Species Decline?

What’s Behind Europe and Central Asia’s Species Decline?

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 5, 2019

The recently-launched IPBES Regional Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Europe and Central Asia reveals that 42% of land-based animal and plant species with known trends in the region have declined in population size over the last decade. Among the reasons for this loss is the increasing intensity of conventional agriculture and forestry, […]