The authors of a new report argue that investment in forests as a climate change mitigation strategy is just as important as addressing emissions from the energy sector. Despite the recognized potential contributions of forests to slowing the warming of the earth, they aren’t typically seen as a permanent solution to climate change. The authors […]
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Mangroves –A Muddy Affair!
Mangroves –A Muddy Affair! Whenever we think of a tropical vacation, we imagine vibrant and colorful coral reefs, or we dream of magnificent sandy beaches. But there is a different kind of ecosystem —a less popular tourist destination for sure, but a true heaven for naturalists. Can you take a guess?… I am talking about […]
🦎 iNaturalism » The Magic of Biodiversit
Biodiversity on our footpath… Chitons, Star cushions observed in New Zealand. Explore and join our iNat EwA Project Summary ꙳ Objectives ▹ Biodiversity is the fabric of Life on Earth. It’s not just about the many species of insects, fungi, birds, reptiles, mammals… It’s also about the various Earth habitats. It surrounds us wherever we […]
What are Ecosystem Services?
Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth’s ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature.” —Jim Fowler Ecosystem services are the direct and indirect contributions of ecosystems to human well-being. As we often mention ecosystem […]
The Red Apes of Bukit —How Ethical is Or
The Red Apes of Bukit —How Ethical is Orangutan Tourism? After 2 days flying across the world, we finally arrived! We were now few miles away from where some of the last Sumatran orangutans survive. Maybe a mother and her infant were even peeping through the canopy across the river right when we were opening the door of […]
Orangutan Health Field Research in Sumat...
Back in the field at the end of this month! Sharan was in Malaysia helping the establishment of a wildlife corridor earlier in October. This time, Claire is leaving for Sumatra to join a veterinary science program, with Orangutan Health Project (OHP), that researches the special behavior and ecological conditions necessary to maintain health in wild orangutans, using parasitic […]
EwA Field Work: Reporting from The Corri...
Live Reporting from the Field We are currently in Borneo supporting reforestation in the Kinabatangan area. The volunteer project is run by Ape Malaysia and is dedicated to work with the local Orang Sungai villagers to collaborate and educate about conservation as well as replenishing the original forests which were cut down for mainly logging […]
EwA Field Work: The Corridor of Life
We’ll be in the field this month! We’re excited to announce that our Associate (Sharan) will be in Borneo on a 2 week program from 21st September supporting reforestation in the Kinabatangan area. The volunteer project is run by Ape Malaysia and is dedicated to work with the local Orang Sungai villagers to collaborate and […]
What Nature Gives Us
“There is no question that Earth has been a giving planet. Everything humans have needed to survive, and thrive, was provided by the natural world around us: food, water, medicine, materials for shelter, and even natural cycles such as climate and nutrients. Scientists have come to term such gifts ‘ecosystem services’, however, the recognition of […]
Kindness for a Lost Soul…
Hard rule to follow: Always keep a safe distance between yourself and a wild animal. Always be on your guard. Respect their needed space. Don’t move fast. And please be quiet – the human species is so loud and does not grasp how disturbing and detrimental it is for an animal (, , ). All rules apply as […]