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EU Needs Human & Nature Friendly Farming

From farm to forkWhat WWF will be looking out for in the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork Strategies:
“On 20 May, the European Commission will publish the 2030 EU Biodiversity Strategy and the Farm to Fork Strategy. These two strategies are key components of the European Green Deal, and will set out the main features of the EU’s […]

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Who Opened the Pandemic’s Box?

Bat pangolin biodiversity and the pandemic Pandora's boxJohn Vidal writes in Ensia: “Destruction of habitat and loss of biodiversity are creating the perfect conditions for diseases like COVID-19 to emerge”:
“Increasingly, says Jones, these zoonotic diseases are linked to environmental change and human behavior. The disruption of pristine forests driven by logging, mining, road building through remote places, rapid urbanization and population growth […]

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World Migratory Bird Day 2020

World Migratory Bird DayThe theme of World Migratory Bird Day 9th May 2020 is “Birds Connect Our World” and was chosen to highlight the importance of conserving and restoring the ecological connectivity and integrity of ecosystems that support the natural movements of migratory birds and that are essential for their survival and well-being.

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It’s the Anthropocene Baby!

ECCB2018 - AnthropoceneMany scientists think we are now living a new epoch, the Anthropocene. It is defined to be the Earth’s most recent geologic time period as being human-influenced, or anthropogenic, based on overwhelming global evidence that atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric and other earth system processes are now altered by humans.
The black & white version of this […]

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Pollinators – Sting in the Tail or Not?

Body parts of BumblebeeHere’s the answer to the quest.
 

A female Tree Bumblebee has a stinger in the tail.

Learn more about buzzing bumblebees & other pollinators
A Sting in the Tale – a book by Dave Goulson. This excellent book has been translated into many languages. Here’s a Finnish version: “Kimalaisen kyydissä“.
Dave Goulson’s Youtube Channel:

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