In a previous post, I talked about how climate change is a major threat to the coastal ecosystems of the world. But I also said that that’s not the only threat…. Truth is, most of the effects of climate change can be buffered by the ecosystem itself. That’s because climate […]
The environment has been a part of human observation and manipulation since humans evolved. Naturally, once human beings developed the concepts of language, speech and complex thinking, the importance of the environment and nature would have been a big topic for them. Nature was thought to be a […]
Habitat fragmentation and loss is the biggest driver of biodiversity loss in the 21st century. See how this process pans out as humans continue their quest to dominate nature for their needs.
What’s beautiful (and horrible to a person with OCD) about a landscape is the diversity you find within it. A landscape, at any scale, has a variety of different features that are clearly visible. The variety may be in color, in species composition, in successional stages, landforms, etc. […]
Humans also have a toleration level in built within us. The difference is that while all other organisms have a tolerance only with respect to their environmental stress, humans are social animals and have multiple levels of tolerances. Mental tolerance is what is severely tested during extended periods […]
While the economic losses due to HWC are considerable, it’s not all that we are losing. Several other losses occur due to these conflicts that we cannot put a monetary value to. The biggest of these is the loss of biodiversity. Humans also bear some of these hidden […]
Since the world and most of the people in it understand money better than anything else, I thought it’s a good idea to place human-wildlife conflicts (HWC) in this perspective. While the indirect or “hidden” costs of HWC are significant, I will deal with that in a later […]