Celebrate Nature

Join the Natura 2000 Day

May 21th is the European Natura 2000 Day.
Send your hand butterfly photo to  www.natura2000day.eu

Día Europeo de la Red Natura 2000 21 mayo:

Celebra el Dia de la Red Natura 2000
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Oceans 14

Ahoy! If you’re interested in salty waters and marine conservation, sail to Scotland next August! There’s a very interesting meeting for sailors, landlubbers and scientists interested in the future of the oceans in Glasgow:

Marine animals workshop - IMCC2014

“To conserve the world’s oceans we must go beyond science, and use it to inform policy and management, and ultimately to catalyze change. The Society for Conservation Biology’s International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) brings together conservation professionals and students to develop new and powerful tools to further marine conservation science and policy.”

I will be there too, live-drawing marine animal caricatures for the participants. Please, post the bottle forward!

Arrr…  Sea ya in Scotland!  =;)

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Daddy goes wild for the wildlife

Urban forest management makes daddy mad

Urban forests are important for people and wildlife. Unfortunately  they are, at least in Finland, often managed like commercial forests: thinned, even clearcut and replanted.

Urban forests can be a paradise for people and nature, if they are protected and their biodiversity is taken care of. Let’s let the urban forests grow old and allow also rotten and fallen trees in them.

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Fossils in the tar

Tar pit fossils - Harper and Obama

Some background info:

The Rancho La Brea Tar Pits – “One of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world.”

Alberta Tar Sands – A destructive fossil fuel exploration project, that will produce dirty oil, toxic waste and huge CO2 emissions.

Keystone XL Pipeline – “Pipeline that would trek close to 2,000 miles from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas. If constructed, the pipeline will carry one of the world’s dirtiest fuels: tar sands oil.”

Barack Obama – The President of the United States.

Stephen Harper – The Prime Minister of the Canada.

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Help to save Santa’s home

Santa and melting Arctic Ice

Santa has trouble as the Arctic ice is melting. Please visit Save Santa’s Home to save the Arctic and rescue Christmas. You also can send Arctic e-cards from there.  I drew these two of them.

Here’s a rare video footage from Santa headquarters:

Santa and Arctic oil and Black Christmas
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