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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Food water and wetlands cartoon

Food water and wetlands
 

Cartoon for the World Wetlands Day 2014. It is organized by the Ramsar Convention and themed “Wetlands and agriculture”.

Download the cartoon & other material for the World Wetlands Day 2014.

The material are also available in French and Spanish:

Journée mondiale des zones humides 2014 : Les zones humides et l’agriculture

Des aliments, de l'eau et des zones humides
 

Día Mundial de los Humedales de 2014 : Humedales y agricultura

Alimentos agua y humedales
 

If you wish to help protect the wetlands, you can translate the cartoon into your own language. Here’s the blanco cartoon for that. If you do the translation, please send it to the Ramsar Convention.

Here’s the cartoon without the texts. (10 MB)

Here are the Ramsar quidelines for the language versions:

“Adapting our materials. We will again be making the design files for our materials available. If you would like to receive the design files please write to wwd@ramsar.org.

IMPORTANT CAUTION ON CUSTOMISING WWD MATERIALS

The Ramsar Secretariat encourages the translation of our materials into national and local languages and the editing of materials to include a national/local perspective.
Please note:

(i) The images in all of our materials cannot be used for any other purpose without the permission of the credited photographers.

(ii) Our materials may only be used for non-commercial purposes.

(iii) WWD is an important  branding opportunity for the Convention on Wetlands as well as your own organization. To make clear the importance of the Ramsar Convention in your work, we ask that you always  retain the Ramsar logo on all your materials. Please remember to put the logo in its current position at the top left.

Thank you for following this guidance.”

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