Tag Archives: Biodiversity

Quote of the Day | On Nature

What I see in nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. ~ Albert Einstein Advertisements

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Fact, Figs, Stats… and Reality

By Dian Hasan | September 18, 2010 A typical 10 square kilometer rainforest patch has 1500 flowering plant species, 750 tree species, 125 mammal species, 400 bird species, 100 reptile species, 60 amphibian species & 150 different butterfly species. ~ … Continue reading

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What if we gave Orang Utans a Kit-Kat break, instead of us?

By Dian Hasan | April 21, 2009 Borrowing the a tagline made famous by Kit -Kat Chocolate Bar – “Give me a break”, Greenpeace used it in a public campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the Orang Utans, … Continue reading

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Less palm-oil based soaps can save rainforests

By Dian Hasan | April 21, 2009 We all know the value of sustaining an environmental balance. Educating ourselves and others better on the dangers of how we – the planet’s most able, intelligent, resourceful species (or should I say, … Continue reading

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Belize Eco-Tourism: Experiencing Belize’s Ecology

Belize is perfect for eco-tourism because of its spectacular teeming jungles, lush rainforests, dry pine savannas, tangled mangrove swamps, and dynamic coral reefs. It is truly one of the best examples in the New World Tropics of a species rich, … Continue reading

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Land Use and Density Affect Fires in Indonesia

The name “Indonesia” doesn’t mean “land of fire” — it just seems that way. Biomass burning related to land-clearing for agriculture goes on practically all year, particularly in summer and fall. Fires tend to burn continuously for months because of … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Forest Fire Hazard

Indonesia has been plagued by horrific fires for over 15 years. At some intervals, fires caused such a reduction in air quality that residents living near burn areas were taking in the equivalent of 80 packs of cigarettes a day … Continue reading

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