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Wetland is a water bank

Wetland is a water bankWetlands help to cope with floodings and other extreme weather events.
World Wetlands Day: 2th February 2017.
More info & material in English, Spanish and French.
Cartoon in Spanish:Cartoon in French:Cartoon in Arabic:Cartoon in Greek:

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One Million Bird Boxes!

Bird box - Boreal owlThe Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle launched the One Million Bird Boxes campaign at the beginning of March 2016. The idea is to attach one million new bird boxes to Finnish trees by the end of May 2017. The campaign has got an excellent start. After three weeks over 300 000 nest boxes have already been […]

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Endangered Ministry of the Environment

Endangered Ministry of the EnvironmentNew Prime Minister of Finland, Juha Sipilä aims to finish the Ministry of the Environment. Environmental issues would be relocated to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and then it would be renamed as the Ministry of Natural Resources. At the same time the resources for the environmental supervision would be scaled down radically. The […]

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Wetlands offer ecosystem services

Liminka - Ramsar wetlandsWetlands are not wastelands. Happy World Wetland Day 2015!
The cartoon was made for Liminka Bay Ramsar Area exhibition.
Cartoon in Spanish –  La caricatura en español:
 

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Farewell to Martha – the last of her kin

Martha - the last passenger pigeonOn 1 September 1914, in the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio the last Passenger pigeon called Martha died.
Passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) was the most abundant bird in North America and possibly in the world, and its swift extinction is an amazing and scary example of what human activity can achieve.
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