Tag: Ecosystems

    The Statistics of Biodiversity Loss – 2020 WWF Report

    The Living Planet Report 2020 (LPR) shows us that global biodiversity loss is at its worst. In order to give better directions for allocating resources, a regional assessment was performed, which Earth.org distills for you in their article. In the LPR 2020, five major threat categories were used to illustrate the impacts that are driving […]

    Swamps – beautiful but underestimated ecosystems

    November 7 is a day at the COP26 climate conference dedicated to the importance of nature and sustainable land use. On this occasion, we will talk about such beautiful but underestimated ecosystems as swamps. Swamps are associated with something dirty and unpleasant. But here are five facts from a less scary reality that will help […]

    Oxygen-free seas, ghost nets, and demolished reefs. How fisheries and aquaculture destroy ocean ecosystems

    Fish and other seafood have always played an important role in the life of humanity. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, fish accounts for approximately 16% of the animal protein consumed by the inhabitants of the planet. However, the appetites of civilization are growing. Like an older woman from a […]

    Red Sea Development Company partners with Blue Planet Ecosystems for the sustainable fish pilot scheme

    The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has signed two memorandums of understanding (MoU) with Blue Planet Ecosystems (BPE), Saudi Gazette states. Signed by CEO of TRSDC John Pagano and CEO of BPE Paul Schmitzburger, the first MoU sees the entities pledging to investigate the implementation of a viable solution for Sustainable High Tech, CO2 Negative […]

    Biodiversity is the next business frontier for firms

    The world is reportedly in danger of losing 10% or more of its total GDP by the end of the century. This is the top takeaway from a recent stress-test study by Swiss Re that looks at the consequences of failing to address climate and environmental risks. To put that into perspective using the most […]

    Steppe soils are a blessing for humanity, but humans use them for the destruction of natural ecosystems

    Great catastrophes come from human’s unwillingness to comply with the laws of nature, from his reluctance to understand that hunger cannot be quenched by ravaging the earth. Jean Dorst, French zoologist.   Let’s continue the conversation about whether agriculture can harm wildlife started in my previous column. Looking ahead, we will answer this question. It […]

    The “sixth global extinction” has already begun, and its cause is humanity

    Elizabeth Kolbert’s book, “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History,” was a “hit” in 2014 among the nature conservation community. The author received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for the book in 2015. Its title will intrigue those unfamiliar with the most recent theories of mass extinction. Kolbert (born 1961) is an American journalist, author, […]

    War, Mismanagement and Climate Change: Iraq’s Environment Pushed to the Brink

    I can almost hear the palm trees drinking the rain, Hear the villages moaning and emigrants With oar and sail fighting the Gulf Winds of storm and thunder, singing ‘Rain… rain… Drip, drop, the rain… A verse from ‘Rain Song’ by Iraqi poet Badr Shakir al-Sayyab (1926-1964) Water has been Iraq’s lifeline since the birth […]

    Exactly ten years to restore ecosystems. How the world will change by 2030

    From 2021 came the Decade, which the UN called “ecosystem restoration.” What will happen? The United Nations designates certain days, weeks, years, and decades as an occasion to commemorate certain events or themes to acquaint the world with the purposes of the Organization. These commemorative dates are usually proposed by one or more Member States […]

    Invisible turning of the Earth into the desert: can we avoid it?

    Let’s continue our explanation of what desertification is and why it can be “invisible.” I am thankful to zoologist Oleksiy Vasyliuk, the head of the UNCG NGO, for the brilliant advice. There are many adaptations and interpretations of the story of Easter Island. There, as a result of human impact on the environment, civilization perished. […]