Avainsana-arkisto: conservation

The Invaluable Doñana Wetland Facing Threat of Drought – 2019

(Part of this article is published in Finnish with different illustration in WWF-lehti 2/2019.)
The Doñana wetland surprises a trodder of the Finnish marshlands with its extent and versatility. Small ponds, cork oak groves, muddy surfaces and open scrubland as far as you can see. – Not to speak about the moving sand dunes, from which […]

Avainsanoina , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Kommentit pois päältä artikkelissa The Invaluable Doñana Wetland Facing Threat of Drought – 2019

Diving for Marine Protected Areas – 2015

Research diver Gianfranco Mazza (on the left), Italy, presenting marine protected areas MPAs. Photo: Seppo Leinonen

(Published in Suomen Luonto -magazine in 2015.)
(This article was born by accident. We were visiting the Milan World Expo 2015, carrying the theme ”Feeding the Planet”. My plan was to interview an Italian expert on acroecology, but he didn´t show up in the Italian pavilion. There were other representatives, however, who presented Italian nature conservation. […]

Avainsanoina , , , , | Kommentit pois päältä artikkelissa Diving for Marine Protected Areas – 2015

Ecologists Defend the Invaluable Doñana Wetland – 2018

Doñana nature area, early morning in November. Endemic Retuerta horses and egrets. Photo: Auli Kilpeläinen

(Published first in Finnish with different illustration in Suomen Luonto -magazine 7/2018.)

The newly starting mining activity threatens the famous Doñana wetland area in Southern Spain.
Doñana early one November morning. Endemic Retuerta horses graze accompanied by egrets.
Spanish ecologists and nature organizations celebrated a bizarre anniversary in April: the largest environmental accident in the country happened 20 […]

Avainsanoina , , , , , | Kommentit pois päältä artikkelissa Ecologists Defend the Invaluable Doñana Wetland – 2018

European Mink Returns to Estonia – 2016

European mink. Vesikko. Photo: Tiit Maran

(Published first in Finnish in Suomen Luonto -magazine 1/2016)
The European mink has disappeared from Finland, Estonia and many other European countries. Now it is being introduced to Hiiumaa in Estonia.
The extremely endangered European mink is getting help from ex-situ conservation and introdutions back to nature. Photo: Tiit Maran
The European mink international conservation centre lies in […]

Avainsanoina , , , , , | Kommentit pois päältä artikkelissa European Mink Returns to Estonia – 2016

Gilbert´s Potoroo Was Rescued on an Australian Island – 2014

Gilbert´s potoroo eating fungi. Illustration: Seppo Leinonen www.seppo.net

(This article was first published in Finnish in Suomen Luonto -magazine 6/2014.)
The Australians are succeeding in a task comparable to that of protecting the Saimaa ringed seal: saving the utterly endangered Gilbert’s potoroo from extinction.
Gilbert´s potoroo is an endemic species in Australia and one of the most endangered mammals in the world. It has been […]

Avainsanoina , , , , , | Kommentit pois päältä artikkelissa Gilbert´s Potoroo Was Rescued on an Australian Island – 2014

Only Cute and Cuddly Are Worth Conserving? – 2014

Children and adults watching otters in Dublin Zoo. Photo: Auli Kilpeläinen

(This article was published abbreviated in Helsingin Sanomat Kuukausiliite 511/2014.)
Professor of environmental science and politics, Chris Parsons has studied, how the names of animal species influence peoples´ attitudes towards species conservation.
Cute otters in Dublin Zoo, Ireland, are favourites of all visitors.
Students of George Mason University in Washington D.C. were asked about their attitudes towards the […]

Avainsanoina , , , , , | Kommentit pois päältä artikkelissa Only Cute and Cuddly Are Worth Conserving? – 2014