The Origin of 365 Ways...

I came across this amazing book by Phillippe Bourseiller when i was in Denmark close to a year ago: "For the past 15 years, Phillippe Bourseiller has photographed nature from every angle: from the eruption of the volcano Pinatubo to the great deserts of ice and sand, he has captured the hidden colours and breathtaking lights of our planet. But our contemporary way of life threatens this fragile beauty. To encourage more restraint, Philippe Bourseiller teams 365 photographs with a daily ecological action. Each of the initiatives is accompanied by facts and statistics that illustrate the threats to the environment posed by our behavious, and demonstrate the beneficial consequences of the recommended actions. Each day reveals the image of a wonder of nature along with the guidelines to preserve our planet. Through the pages of 365 Ways to Save the Earth, a truly ethical way of life takes shape." Starting from today, i would like to post each inspiring page according to the days on the yearly calendar (supposed to start from jan, but...i'll catch up!). Hopefully, you'll look at everyday a little differently after this...

Friday, April 6, 2007

Biodiversity - Leave protected plants and animals alone

Albatross, Roaring Forties, off the coast of South Africa

Every hour, more than 2 species of plant or animal disappear from the earth. In the space of just a century, more than 100 species of mammal and 150 bird species have been wiped out for good.
The chief causes of biodiversity loss are the destruction of natural habitats, the introduction of foreign species and the excessive exploitation of species. Some especially threatened species are now protected: whales, turtles, rhinoceroses, tigers, pandas and orchids are among the best known. However, there are thousands of other less well known but equally significant species.
When you visit wild places, do not destroy or remove protected plant or animal species.
Instead, find out more about them and discover how you can contribute to their protection and restoration.

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