The Evolution of our Planet’s Life and the Last Revolution to Save Us as Humans Beings

Revolution Movie

 

We honor and admire author Rod Stewart’s remarkable journey of courage and determination changed from its original mission to save the world’s sharks, into a fight for life, that of humankind.

In an effort to protect them, award winning filmmaker Rod Stewart teamed up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The adventure started with a battle between the Ocean Warrior and shark poachers in Guatemala, resulting in several pirate boat rammings, corrupt court systems, and attempted murder charges, forcing them to flee for their lives.

Through such an exploration, biologistphotographer, and conservationist Rod Stewart discovered these magnificent creatures have gone from predator to prey, and despite surviving the earth’s history of mass extinctions, they could easily be wiped out with a few years of human greed.

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Empowering Environmental Education through Citizen Science and Biodiversity Research

Citizen Science and Biodiversity

 

According to a recent new study, citizen science has the potential to address some of the biggest concerns and challenges facing biodiversity researchers. This study has found that volunteers already save biodiversity research huge sums of money; but, that their contributions are underused by the scientific community.

The effect of global change on biodiversity is difficult to monitor, as change is occurring at a global scale over long periods of time. The resources needed to track and analyse in detail the effects of climate change, pollution, invasive species, land use change and overexploitation are huge.

However, citizen science approaches may help scientists and researchers to effectively tackle biodiversity issues and environmental problems in a way that is not prohibitively expensive.

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Restoring Ecosystems? It Is Environmentally Necessary and Also Economically Profitable

On 24/01/2014, in Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Environmental Economics, Nature Conservation, by Dr. Paola Fiore

Accudiamo la natura

 

The economic benefits of restoring natural ecosystems outweigh the costs, according to new research. The study examined the financial costs and benefits of restoring a range of ecosystems, including those found in marine, inland and coastal habitats, and concludes that in most cases the large value of ecosystem services provides a net economic benefit.

Natural ecosystems provide a vast array of services that support human well-being and have real economic value. For example, a study of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) in Costa Rica showed that companies were willing to invest € 143.000 per year for watershed protection.

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