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Posts Tagged Biodiversity

Vanishing wilderness: 10 percent of Nature gone in 25 years


I admit it is hard to keep your head cool when you read such news, and this despite having discovered the power of positive psychology. To a new study the world has lost ten percent of its wilderness in as little as 25 tiny years…  Read more

Green and blue at the same time with Biosolar Roof


What I love about blogging is coming back to old posts with new developments and ideas. Years ago I was wondering what was the most sustainable : blue roofs (with solar panels) or green ones. Some people combine both ideas and this is a GREAT idea.  Read more

Biodersity conservation measures do work

Tigers - image credits WWF

These are good news, according to Treehugger, tiger populations in India has been increasing by 58 percent since 2006. These are especially good news as the country is home to 70 percent of the world’s tiger populations. Read more

Why tackling food waste is so critical


Wasted food is a serious problem around the world as to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, ” Each year, 30 percent of global food production is lost after harvest or wasted in shops, households and catering services.” Read more

Ten ways you can prevent the Sixth Mass Extinction

Africa and elephants

The huge global loss of biodiversity is such a big problem that it is seen by specialists as the Sixth Mass Extinction. Lucky for us, the Huffington Post published an article on ten ways citizens can change that. Read more

52 percent of biodiversity losses since 1970

Young orang utan, Jambi, Sumatra, Indonesia - WWF

These are the staggering figures the WWF published yesterday : ” Wildlife populations worldwide have declined by 52 per cent since 1970 “. Read more

10 species that will thrive on a warming world

JellyfishWe have all read news on how our civilization with deforestation, pollutions of all kinds and climate change – and more – is wiping off entire species of animals to the point that we may be on the verge of a great extinction.

But don’t worry, some animals have no problem with global warming temperatures : cockroaches, fire ants, asian tiger mosquitoes jellyfish, ticks… You see, our civilization is endangering biodiversity in another big way.

Yes, you read that right, you just found yet another reason to fight climate change. So we’d better start decreasing our energy consumption NOW !

New Caledonia and France create huge Marine Protected Area

le-nouveau-parc-naturel-de-la-mer-de-corailMore good news people ! New Caledonia – and France – are creating a marine protected area (MPA) of huge size : 1.3 million square kilometers : the parc naturel de la mer de Corail.

This park will be amongst the largest MPAs in the world. Thanks to that, 16 percent of the waters under French jurisdiction are now under an MPAs status, compared to just four percent before.

The management and the financing will be done by the local government, while France will care about the security and police of this critical hot spot for biodiversity. Read more

Biodiversity, the importance of protecting the right areas

MadagascarTo TreeHugger and Science Daily, protecting a mere 17 percent of the land surfaces against human exploitation would protect two third of the plant species. However, there is a catch as we have to protect the right places…

So if we have to protect the most of our biodiversity, we have to find a way to help developing nations in protecting these natural areas. Financing these efforts by the global community will have to be done. This has failed recently in Ecuador.

But as Treehugger notes,  ” that doesn’t mean the global community can’t and shouldn’t try again. “ Given how biodiversity is crucial to Mankind, it has to be hoped that we will succeed the next times.

WWF : Stop wildlife crime

WWF : Stop Wildlife CrimeWWF : Stop Wildlife CrimeAccording to the WWF : In 50 years of conservation, we have never seen wildlife crime on such a scale. Wildlife crime is now the most urgent threat to three of the world’s best-loved species—elephants, rhinos and tigers. “

” The global value of illegal wildlife trade is between $7.8 and $10 billion per year. It is a major illicit transnational activity worldwide—along with arms, drugs and human trafficking. High-level traders and kingpins are rarely (…) punished for their crimes.”

” Even more worrying, these species cannot survive high levels of poaching for long.”  Please check out their page for more details on how you can help.

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A French Management professional - now for hire - Edouard Stenger has been selecting since 2007 the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change, environmental issues, cleantech and the world energy sector.


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