File: Ecosystem services
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On March 20, people across the planet will celebrate the first annual #WorldRewildingDay, raising awareness of rewilding and the need to recover nature...
Healthy mangroves act as carbon sinks, storing a variety of greenhouse gases. When mangroves degrade they lose this ability, but to what extend is still unknown. A 2019 study of Bonaire’s mangroves worked to analyze the..
Researchers from Wageningen University and Research compiled thousands of photographs taken on Bonaire to analyze tourist activities and highlight the most common visited locations. Understanding the visitortypes and how they are..
Due to overharvesting, all ebony wood from Madagascar has been legally protected since 2013. Black ebony is a highly valuable source of wood that is often used in parts of acoustic string instruments. Wood anatomy - the study of..
The most commonly used method for the taxonomic identification of tree trunks is wood anatomy. The number of experts with a long-term training is decreasing, however, while the technology continues to develop. Wood anatomists from..
Using internationally accepted climate change predictions and (research) reports, DCNA defined impacts both above and below water for all six Dutch Caribbean islands. They stress the need for immediate action to build resilience..
A recent study worked to quantify seagrass’ ability to minimize erosion in shallow water of Lac Bay, Bonaire. It also examined how intensive grazing can drastically affect seagrass’ ability to stabilize sediment. This research..
The 2019 Naturalis Biodiversity Center and ANEMOON Foundation expeditions worked, among other things, to catalog the wide variety of seaweeds off the coast of Bonaire. From this and previous reports, nearly 250 species were..
It’s no secret that many insect species are decreasing worldwide. We could fix these insects’ problems, according to more than 70 scientists from 21 countries. Their road map to insect conservation and recovery was published in..
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) launched a landmark Global Assessment Report providing persuasive evidence on the rapid deterioration of nature and its contributions to people across..