The big 5!

The big 5!

I have been on a safari trip in Uganda and I have seen the big five. And I was really happy about that, so happy that I decided te tell something about the big five. And to show some of the pictures I took from them 🙂 So, the big five obviously contains five different animal species: The Elephant (Loxodonta africana) The Rhino (Rhinocerotidae) The Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) The Lion (Panthera leo) The Leopard ( Panthera pardus) But this five animal…

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What makes a forest a tropical forest?

What makes a forest a tropical forest?

I’m a student International forest and nature management. And specializing on tropical forest, but what makes the difference between tropical forest and a normal forest? Basically a forest is tropical when it is between the Tropic of Cancer (Northern tropic) and the Tropic of Capricorn (Southern tropic). Of course this is not the only criteria to be classified as a tropical forest. But almost everything can be brought back to lying between this two tropics. Climate in the tropical region The…

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Trip to Surinam!

Trip to Surinam!

Hello!   It has been a bit quiet over here the last weeks, I’m sorry for that! But it wasn’t without a reason, I was in Surinam 🙂 Not just for fun, although I had a lot, we went to Surinam with school. So that meant that it were some busy weeks, doing a lot of forest inventory, both in the education forest as in the community forest and other research. But also having a lot of fun in the forest…

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What is Sustainability and why is it important

What is Sustainability and why is it important

Today we are going to talk about sustainability, in these times you hear this word several times a day. But what is sustainability? Why are we talking so much about it? Why is it so important? Sustainability is a combination of the words sustain and ability. It means that  biological systems remain diverse and productive, not just for week/months/year bur for indefinitely.  Or the endurance of systems and processes. I will tell more about that in detail in another blog post. Without healthy…

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Why I have decided to go for a life in nature

Why I have decided to go for a life in nature

Since I was a little girl I already was fascinated by nature and specially for catching snails and ladybugs. At night I preferred the  keep the lit open, it is sad to keep them in a closed cage.. My mom wasn’t so happy about that and soon it was forbidden to catch them. While I became older my interest grow with it. It went deeper that just catching little animals. I loved it to go to our climbing tree on…

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