How Do We Threaten Our Biodiversity?

The world’s ecosystems have changed more rapidly in the last half of the twentieth century than ever before in recorded history. The human-caused rate of extinction is 1000 times greater now than at any time in our earth’s history. Our population and consumption levels are off the charts. We ar...

Great White Sharks

Aaah, summer: the heat warms your frigid winter toes, the sun finally reaches your glowing white legs, your woollies and thermals bid a hasty retreat to the back of the wardrobe, and the air on those blissful, warm summer nights smell like the ocean. You can’t fight it any longer. The ocean calls...

Forests

'It was strangely like war. They attacked the forest as if it were an enemy to be pushed back from the beachheads, driven into the hills, broken into patches, and wiped out. Many operators thought they were not only making lumber but liberating the land from the trees...' Murray Morgan, The Last ...

Fish – Are There Really Plenty More in the Sea?

How much do you love fish and chips? We absolutely love them, especially the fish, with a squeeze of lemon and maybe a dip in the tartare sauce. By the way, what is actually in tartare sauce? What are those chunks we avoid? Fish and chips are a great treat. But they should just be a treat, not some...

Biodiversity and Wildlife – What’s the Difference?

What is wildlife? When we talk about wildlife we’re talking about mammals, birds, fishes, frogs, lizards and snakes, flies and beetles, crabs and lobsters, sponges and jellyfish, and all the little bacteria and microbes that are too small to see. When we talk about wildlife we’re talking about...

Acid Oceans

This is not a good news story. But it is an extremely important one. We’re talking about ocean acidification. While we’re pumping carbon emissions into the atmosphere, the ocean is absorbing it, in greater and greater quantities. And now it looks like the levels of carbon being absorbed in the ...

Biodiversity

What is biodiversity? Biodiversity is a long word that can be a bit tricky to spell. It refers to all the living organisms and creatures that form the web of life on our planet. Every part of this biodiversity is linked to another part and the survival of each species depends on the health and abun...

Biodiversity

 What is biodiversity? Biodiversity is a long word that can be a bit tricky to spell. It refers to all the living things that form the web of life on our planet. Every part of this biodiversity is linked to another part. The survival of each species depends on the health and numbers of others. Bio...