Category Archives for "Conservation"

What is the Intimate Connection Between Delicious Spot Prawns and Diseased Starfish?

Is the loss of starfish affecting the supply and price of our delicious spot prawns?

In this article, you’ll learn how the populations of both starfish and spot prawns also depend on 2 other species, sea urchins and kelp. And how the decline in the starfish population due to a wasting disease is affecting the supply of our spot prawns…More

It’s Turtles All the Way Down

And what they are saying about our current state of bio awareness and climate change

Given that so many cultures revere turtles and assigned to them so many positive virtues, you might think we would ensure that they are protected and encouraged to thrive.

As you’ll see in this article, that’s not the case at all. Turtle populations are shrinking and some species are becoming extinct.

Why is that happening? And why are we letting it happen?

I look at turtles and their biology to see what they are “telling us” these days about the state of this planet we call home…More

The American Burying Beetle: A Success Story?

Were they ever really endangered?

Almost 2 years ago, Scientific American published an article by Hannah Nordhaus entitled “Beetle Resurrection” that made the American Burying Beetle (Necrophorus americanus) a poster child for how the oil industry and other political and economic interests regarded an endangered species that most Americans didn’t know about and previously never cared about in the first place.

As is often the case, there was a rash of articles, posts and blogs in all the top media outlets talking about the American Burying Beetle and then it was business as usual and the issue seemed to disappear.

Or was it and did it?…More

8-Point Checklist for How to Reduce Your Bio-Footprint

How do you reduce your bio-footprint?

You don’t need to take big gigantic steps. You don’t need to be a tree-hugging left winger, gluten-free, vegan person who only wears homespun cotton or wool garments and sandals constructed using hemp fibre etc etc.

If you want to reduce your bio-footprint, all you need to do is apply a tiny bit of mindfulness…More