Tag Archives: conservation

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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Santa Claude Juncker and TTIP

TTIP - EU and Santa ClaudeEuropean Union and USA are negotiating secrectly about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership treaty, shortly TTIP. It is a sugar coated cake filled with unpleasant surprises.
George Monbiot wrote 5th November 2014 in Guardian:
“On this day a year ago, I was in despair. A dark cloud was rising over the Atlantic, threatening to blot out […]

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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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Oceans 14

Marine animals workshop - IMCC2014Ahoy! 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:
“To conserve the world’s oceans we must go beyond science, and use it to inform policy and management, and ultimately to catalyze […]

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