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Category: Knowledge

In this categorie I will place a big range of variety of interesting topics about nature, with the idea of teaching something new to you. Expanding your knowledge about nature. The topics can vary of sustainability to ecosystem goods and services to topics about biodiversity.

Sustainability

I will tell about sustainability, one of the most important subjects in these times. how can we produces less waist? how can we make our global footprint smaller? how can we reduce our CO2 emissions? Is there a way to compensate our emissions? and many more questions will be answered.

Ecosystem goods and services

What is ecosystems goods and services? I will explain it completely in one of my blog post, but the most important thing to know is. It is all about what nature provides us divided in different categories. It can be on a regulating basis, a provisioning basis, supporting basis and cultural basis. I will explain why it it so important to save the nature, what we will lose if we destroy is. And that there is a way to give value to nature.

Biodiversity

What is so important about biodiversity? Why do we always talk about biodiversity of an area? I will explain with biodiversity is, why we use it, where we use it for. And there are a lot of nice facts/interesting information about de biodiversity over the earth.

With information on these subjects, and many more to come, I want to expand the knowledge about the importance of nature. And hoping that more people will come in action to save our nature. Not just in Holland, but all over the world.

Weekend at Dovrefjell

Weekend at Dovrefjell

National park Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella   I’m currently studying in Norway for 5 months, and that means also enjoying all the beautiful things Norway has to offer me. And last weekend that meant spending 2 days in national park Dovrefjell. The national park of the musk oxen… It was about 2,5 hours driving from my campus in Evenstad, For Norwegian terms that is pretty close by… for Dutch terms, it is really far. But with good friends and good views, we were there…

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World Elephant Day 2018

World Elephant Day 2018

12-08-2018   Today it is the world elephant day. A day where we think about the Elephant, the positive and the negative. But mostly about the danger that they are facing nowadays. There are two types of elephants, the African and the Asian elephant. As the name suggests, the African elephants live in Africa and the Asian elephants live in Asia. The continent that they are living on is not their only difference. Difference between African – and Asian Elephant…

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The services of the nature

The services of the nature

Nobody will doubt when you tell them the earth is a special planet. It is the only known planet where you can find everything that is necessary for life and therefore for the humans. The earth gives us everything we need: food, water, oxygen and all other things you can imagine we receive from nature. The knowledge about nature became thousands of years ago, but with the rise of technology and industry, we are getting further and further away from…

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The difference between water turning on the hemispheres

The difference between water turning on the hemispheres

  One of the small little facts that I always loved is the way the water turns when going down. The difference between the turning on either side of the equator. When I was on my travel throughout Uganda we crossed the equator a couple of times. Of course, I made a couple of funny pictures standing exactly on the 0-degrees line. 1 foot on the northern and 1 foot on the southern hemisphere… But on one of the more…

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The mighty mountain gorilla

The mighty mountain gorilla

I still have to pinch myself when thinking about it… I have seen the endangered mountain gorillas! After my internship I did two weeks travel throughout Uganda, to see some more of the country before flying back home. Visiting one of the gorilla families is something you have to plan months in ahead. There are limited people allowed every day to visit the gorillas. Every gorilla family will be visited once a day by a group of maximum 7 people, excluded…

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99% human. As close as you can get.

99% human. As close as you can get.

When I was doing my trip throughout Uganda I went on a chimpanzee tracking. In other words, we went out for a walk towards the place the chimpanzees should be. After looking around, communicating with other rangers and listening to their screaming, we found them! Before I tell you about my experience and thoughts during this track, first some more information about the similarity between these chimpanzees and humans. The exact percentages of identical DNA are something scientists are still…

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The big 5!

The big 5!

During my stay in Uganda I joined a safari tour, and on that tour we have seen the complete big five. I was beyond excited 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)…

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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 in 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. The climate in the tropical region…

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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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