Sketches of Biodiversity

SBR through its biodiversity awareness program biodiversity.sg launches “sketches of biodiversity” a series of simple cartoonish sketches aiming to convey key biodiversity facts in a humoristic manner

http://www.biodiversity.sg

On Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/BiodiversitySg/192709707407538

(concept and “sketches”:  copyright sylvain richer de forges)

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An interesting article about the relative size of species on Earth and how humans fit in the picture.

“we use so much of the gross primary productivity on Earth, it doesn’t appear there would be room for a lot of species at that next level of organization and maximum size. At that point you’re actually getting towards the physical size limits just imposed by the size of our planet.”

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2009/09/human-size-consistency-baffles-scientists.html

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For every problematic that we face should it be engineering, medical or others the odds are that somewhere a species already displays traits providing highly adapted solutions.

Biomimetics could be the next big industrial revolution, however as species become extinct we are quickly burning away the knowledge bank!

http://www.eco-business.com/opinion/driving-an-innovation-revolution-through-biomimetics/

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Believe it or not, within all of us lies a micro world of biodiversity!

Indeed, it is for a simple fact that our bodies are composed of a microcosm of microorganisms many of which play a critical role in keeping us healthy and functioning.

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/organisms-make-us-who-we-are

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We know more about the solar system then we do about the deep oceans of our own planet! Perhaps we should better protect the unknown..

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Below is a good explanation of why we shouldn’t use the argument: “it’s ok for species to become extinct, we can just collect their DNA and in the future we will come up with a new technology to revive them…no problems!”

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/could-jurassic-park-ever-come-true

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Latest IPCC report gives yet another grim look of the future of life on Earth. Many species will be lost and adaptation will be key..
http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/

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