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Explained in less than 200 characters – Ecology

There is a lot of difficult terminology in nature conservation, which can make it uninviting for people without a background in Nature conservation. Therefore, I am starting a series where I explain this difficult terminology, I explain it short and easy so everybody can understand them. Regardless of the fact if you studied in nature conservation or not. Today will be part 2 of the …

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5 Sites for free online wildlife conservation courses

The holiday season has started and it is freezing cold outside. And besides that, we are still very limited in what we can do… This makes it the perfect time to take a look at these free online wildlife conservation courses! There is no need to pay a lot of money for environmental courses, there are so many online nature conservation courses these days. And …

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The unique lemurs of the island Madagascar

Madagascar will always have a warm place in my heart, this is the place where it all started. All the amazing animal and plant species, which you cannot find anywhere else in the world. This is about 89% for plant species, 95% of reptiles and 92% of mammals! The most popular endemic species are the group of the lemurs (Lemuroidea). Madagascar is an island in …

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Explained in less than 200 characters – Forests

There is a lot of difficult terminology in nature conservation, which can make it uninviting for people without a background in Nature conservation. Therefore, I am starting a series where I explain this difficult terminology, I explain it short and easy so everybody can understand them. Regardless of the fact if you studied in nature conservation or not. Today will be part 1 of the …

The Muskox in Norway, the amazing comeback from extinction

These funny looking animals are called a ‘Muskox’ and even though they might look more like an ox, as the name suggests as well. They are actually closer related to sheep and goats. These animals are between 1.10 and 1.50 meter tall on the shoulders and both male and female have these long curled horns. It has two different types of fur, the stay warm …

The great barrier reef, the largest coral reef in the world

Last year, in 2019, I spend half a year in Australia for my bachelor. I was doing my internship in Cairns and used part of my free time to get my PADI and go snorkelling and diving on the great barrier reef as much as possible. Many of the dive companies in Cairns, you have to opportunity to sign up for a volunteer list. You …

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Endangered species, what exactly does this mean?

On Instagram I often talk about ‘endangered species’ or ‘vulnerable species’, but what does this mean? And why do we put these labels on certain animals and plants? These categories are selected by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They use an internationally accepted standard of conservation categories for the status of rare and endangered species. I will go by all the 9 …

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Trekking the endangered mountain gorilla in Uganda, an amazing adventure

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park When I was travelling for two weeks through Uganda the Gorilla trekking was my absolute highlight. It was my first time on mainland Africa, and although it was amazing to go on my first safaris. Seeing lions, elephants, giraffes and many more. But nothing was as special as seeing the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Part …

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The famous big five of the African savannah

The big five of Africa Many people have the dream of seeing the big five in Africa, I was (or am) one of them myself. I have been lucky enough to see all these animals on my trip to Uganda, but if I get the chance to go on another safari I would go immediately. Let start by introducing the big five: African elephant (Loxodonta …