How local knowledge can save endangered and rare animals

From knowing where animals live, to which plants provide what medicinal benefits, communities around the world hold expert levels of knowledge on their local environments.

In general, scientific investigations provide precise and measurable information, collected over short amounts of time. But this “local ecological knowledge” is made up of observations collected over very long time periods, which are often passed down through the generations. It can be simple things, like knowing the best places to fish, or can include rare or extreme events, such as floods or periods of bad weather.

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Tout savoir sur la COP13

Jorge Luis Filio Flores

Étudiant en Génie du Développement Durable

 Qu’est-ce que c’est la COP13 et la CBD? Quels sont les vingt objectifs d’Aichi? Qu’es qu’on peut attendre sur la 13ème Conférence des Parties? Et surtout, quel est l’état d’avancement des efforts de la Décennie pour la biodiversité? Pour savoir tout ce qui se passe dans la COP13 je vous invite á lire cet nouvel article. Leer más

Global warming is shifting Earth’s clouds, study shows

Climate Central: The warming of the planet over the past few decades has shifted a key band of clouds poleward and increased the heights of clouds tops.

The reaction of clouds to a warming atmosphere has been one of the major sources of uncertainty in estimating exactly how much the world will heat up from the accumulation of greenhouse gases, as some changes would enhance warming, while others would counteract it. Leer más