Tag: biodiversity

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 […]

Amazon deforestation falls, rainforest degradation soars in Sept

Amazon deforestation falls, rainforest degradation soars in Sept

By Micah Moen 1 Comment January 12, 2020

Brazil dev bank to fund ag emissions reductions Brazil’s national development bank, Be N De Essay, launched a 1 billion reais fund to finance projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture. The program will provide low interest loans to farmers and cooperatives for reforestation, integrated forest-agriculture projects, and recovery of degraded agricultural land. […]

Plants before pandas: the young bog-lover tackling extinction

Plants before pandas: the young bog-lover tackling extinction

By Micah Moen 24 Comments January 10, 2020

Plants are the fundamental basis of all life on Earth. Meet Josh Styles. And here they are. A 24-year-old botanist and self-confessed plant obsessive from Cheshire. Nutrient-poor, wet and acid. He took me to the great outdoors. Mmm, slurry. To see how he is fighting back against extinction in his back yard. I feel like […]

Nature Mythology From Around the World

Nature Mythology From Around the World

By Micah Moen 30 Comments January 8, 2020

Welcome back to Nature League! This month has been all about rhythms. However, there’s an extra week in this month’s schedule, and that means it’s time for our special segment called “Nature+”! “Nature+” is a segment where we investigate nature in the context of something else. For this month’s “Nature+” segment, we’re going to explore […]

Sequencing DNA in the Rainforest with Nanopore Technology

Sequencing DNA in the Rainforest with Nanopore Technology

By Micah Moen 13 Comments January 7, 2020

The last few days We’ve been on an expedition in the rain forests of Ecuador and our goal was to take a portable lab into the field sequence the DNA of an organism and identify it to species in real time so this was part of a National Geographic grant and With a team of […]

Wetland Wanderer Episode #3: Congaree National Park

Wetland Wanderer Episode #3: Congaree National Park

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 6, 2020

The Congaree is particularly valuable because of its biodiversity. Biodiversity means many species of animals and plants that are actually living in a thriving ecosystem. If you like to fish or kayak or birdwatch, the Congaree is for you. So go and explore the Congaree. My name is Lucia, and this is my story. You’re […]

Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

By Micah Moen 82 Comments January 6, 2020

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast When I graduated UCLA, I moved to Northern California, and I lived in a little town called Elk, on the Mendocino coast. And I didn’t have a phone or TV, but I had US mail. And life was good back then — if you could remember it. I’d go […]