Author: Al Mustafa

    Sustainable development is the only way out of the collapse

    To describe the state of modern society, I use the concept “Future Shock” introduced by the American sociologist Alvin Toffler in 1969 in the same name book. He notes that in that era in the United States, the post-war generation of “baby boomers” felt that changes were happening too quickly; that post-industrial civilization was increasing […]

    “Natural state” and “social responsibility of property” as responses to the eco-crisis
    17 Aug 2021

    The world is almost entirely changed by humanity. Even in Antarctica, you will find microplastics and chemicals, the consequences of pollution. Climate change is taking place on all continents. We’re on the verge of collapse, and the 2020-2021 lockdowns are just his rehearsal. Fossil fuels will run out, and it will take hundreds of years […]

    Beaver’s economic effect: invisible profit from nature
    29 Jul 2021

    Forest ecosystems give us a lot of benefits and ecosystem services. This is what scientists say at the international level and taken into account by officials when developing state budgets. We’ve written about what ecosystem services are and why we should pay for nature conservation here. Let’s get acquainted with the topic in more detail, […]

    Can agriculture not harm wildlife?

    Let’s continue the conversation about why wildlife is important. Oleksiy Vasyliuk, a zoologist from Ukraine and chairman of the UNCG NGO, helped us with consultations. You may read the beginning of the conversation about the reasons for desertification here. The reasons for the loss of biodiversity described in the previous article are interrelated. Loss of […]

    The environmental consequences of war: why the east of Ukraine is turning into desert

    Let’s talk about the example of Ukraine, how hostilities can affect the environment. For the Gulf countries, where the echoes of the war in Iraq are still going on, and the war in Syria is raging nearby, this topic is particularly painful, and the analogies are obvious. Kateryna Norenko, an expert of the International Charitable […]

    FAQ. What is forest biodiversity?

    In previous article, we explained why some forests are not actually forests. We have already focused in previous articles on what ecosystem services are. And why we should preserve wildlife as it is. Now let’s talk about forest biodiversity. Biodiversity is the diversity of life in a particular area or on the planet as a […]

    The ecological footprint of tourists: how to take care of nature

    The ecological footprint is a broad concept. This is a measure of human’s need for the planet’s ecosystems. It is an indicator that measures the “amount of nature” we use and compares it to how much “nature” actually has. I strongly thankful to the head of the Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group NGO, zoologist Oleksiy Vasyliuk […]

    Ecosystem services: why should we pay for the nature conservation

    In a previous article, we talked about what ecosystem services are and why this concept, first presented in the 2005 document, now has an impact on the legislation of entire countries. To understand the topic better, I continue to refer to the explanations of zoologist Oleksiy Vasyliuk, the head of the Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group […]

    Ecosystem services: in what way parks and forests save your money

    Ecosystem services are the many and varied benefits to humans provided by the natural environment and from healthy ecosystems. Such ecosystems include, for example, agroecosystems, forest ecosystems, grassland ecosystems and aquatic ecosystems. These ecosystems, functioning in healthy relationships, offer such things like natural pollination of crops, clean air, extreme weather mitigation, and human mental and […]

    District 9: Alien as a mirror of the human being

    On February 26, 2021, a South African-Canadian film director, Neill Blomkamp revealed on his official Twitter that development of “10 District” was moving ahead on a script for a sequel, with Sharlto Copley and Terri Tatchell co-writing the screenplay with him. His first work, “District 9”, was named one of the top 10 independent films […]