• African Elephant
    African Elephant

    It's habitat threatened, it's numbers decreasing because of poaching: the African Elephant is under pressure, which will be exacerbated by climate change

  • Mushroom

    One of the thousands of fungi species, which play an essential role in breaking down dead organisms into small particles that plants and other organisms can digest

  • Beer and hops
    Beer and hops

    Beer is one of the most well-known drinks that are quaffed by millions. Hops are less well-known. No hops, no beer (as we know it)

  • Purple Grenadier
    Purple Grenadier

    Livening up the surroundings with it's bright purple colours

  • Ricefield

    Millions of people rely on this crop for their everyday food. Although pesticides make it harder and harder, many bird species live in and around rice fields

  • Lovebirds

    These gay birds have earned their moniker for a reason

  • White-handed Gibbon
    White-handed Gibbon

    Gazing the observer sadly in the eye as it is caged, the reason for that is sadder still, as it is in a wildlife rescue center, rescued from a worse lot

  • Grapes, wine, cheese
    Grapes, wine, cheese

    Wine needs grapes, and both wine and cheese need bacteria and fungi. No grapes, no wine. No bacteria or fungi, no wine and cheese

  • Ghost Crab
    Ghost Crab

    Eyes on stilts, it waves industriously to other crabs. Crabs are an important part of fisheries worldwide

  • Micro-organisms

    Bacteria, viruses, amoebae, dinoflagellates, diatoms, and other micro-organisms are - unseen but essential - part of ecosystems and make them work

  • Whiskey and grains
    Whiskey and grains

    Whiskey is well-known. Less known is that it's made from grains such as barley or rye. No barley or rye, no whiskey (as we know it)

Biodiversity – What is it ?

UN Convention on Biodiversity: “Biological diversity” means the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part;... READ MORE