Biodiversity and sustainable tourism
Every May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity. We compile some of our publications on biodiversity
International Day for Biological Diversity
Every 22 May 2017 is International Day for Biological Diversity. whose motto this year is Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism; moreover, the United Nations has declared 2017 to be the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. This day commemorates the adoption of the Agreed Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity, an international treaty whose general aim is to promote measures leading to a sustainable future.
In this gallery we compile some of the Sustainability for all posts dedicated to the biodiversity of the planet.
Natural spaces of the world
A natural space is a surface of the planet that has not been affected by human activity and that relies on special protection measures to prevent damage to its resources, fauna and flora, and any change in its status.
Top 10 animals in danger of extinction
There are numerous species currently in danger of extinction. Most of them are caused directly or indirectly by man: climate change, destruction of their habitat, illegal hunting, etc.
Top 10 extinct animals
Human actions are compromising the survival of many endangered animals whose population has been reduced to negligible numbers. Unfortunately, there are many species for which there is nothing we can do, since they have completely disappeared and we can only know them through photographs.
Top 10 surprising new species discovered
In 2013 alone, 18,000 new species were discovered on our planet. The International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE), driven by the State University of New York, has published a list of the most incredible species.
Protection of species in the oceans
The sustainability of our oceans is closely related with the state of the living beings that inhabit them. Many species are in danger due to man's actions, such as mass hunting of dolphins for food (and especially their sale to dolphinariums), of whales for their meat or for cosmetic use, sharks just for their fin...
What would happen if bees disappeared?
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) states that there are 100 crop species that provide 90% of food around the world and 71 of these are pollinated by bees. In Europe alone, 84% of the 264 crop species and 4,000 plant varieties exist thanks to pollination by bees.
Top 10 most threatened ecosystems
An ecosystem is a community of living beings whose life processes are interrelated and develop based on physical factors of the same environment. The Earth is full of these habitats that are an inexhaustible source of biodiversity and its importance in the composition of the natural area of a country is unrejectable.
Top 10 biosphere reserves
Biosphere reserves are places that seek to reconcile both cultural and natural heritage preservation with the people´s sustainable development. The World Network of Biosphere Reserves gathers for the purpose of naming new biosphere reserves, which are then approved by UNESCO.
Marine protected areas
The marine protected areas (MPAs) are seas, oceans, lakes and estuaries that have special preservation measures. Human activity is usually restricted or limited to ensure its conservation and the protection of natural, cultural and economic resources.