Ecosystem services

Ecosystem services are the numerous and diverse benefits that people openly benefit from the natural surroundings and also from properly-functioning ecosystems. Such ecosystems contain, by way of instance, agroecosystems, forest ecosystems, grassland ecosystems and aquatic ecosystems. These ecosystems working properly supplies such matters such as agricultural produce, lumber, and aquatic organisms including fishes and fishes. Together, these advantages have become called'ecosystem services', and are frequently essential to the provisioning of fresh drinking water, the decomposition of wastes, as well as also the natural pollination of plants and other crops. Supporting services comprise services like nutrient cycling, primary production, soil formation, habitat supply and pollination.

Habitat Conservation

Habitat conservation for wild species is among the most crucial problems facing the environment today - both in the sea and on land. As human populations increase, land usage grows, and wild species have smaller distances to call house. Over fifty percent of all Earth's terrestrial surface was changed because of human activity, leading to extreme deforestation, erosion and loss of topsoil, biodiversity loss, and even extinction. Species can't survive out their normal habitat with no human intervention, like the habitats within a zoo or aquarium, such as. Maintaining habitats is vital to maintaining biodiversity. Migratory species are especially vulnerable to habitat destruction since they have a tendency to occupy more than a natural habitat. Changing a natural habitat slightly may bring about a domino effect that hurts the whole ecosystem.

Supporting services

While scientists and environmentalists have discussed ecosystem solutions implicitly for a long time, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) from the early 2000s popularized this idea. Additionally, ecosystem services are grouped into four broad classes:
Supporting services
Provisioning

like the creation of water and food

Supporting services
Regulating

like the control of disease and climate

Supporting services
Encouraging

including nutrient cycles and oxygen generation

Supporting services
Ethnic

such as recreational and spiritual advantages

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Talking nature, eco-travel pregnancy and mental health

This past week, the Eastern Daily Press was kind enough to dedicate an entire double page spread in their weekend edition to sharing my story about how travel and connecting with nature in Saint Lucia helped me to manage mental health issues during pregnancy — and how sharing my story

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This past week, the Eastern Daily Press was kind enough to dedicate an entire double page spread in their weekend edition to sharing my story about how travel and connecting with nature in Saint Lucia helped me to manage mental health issues during pregnancy — and how sharing my story

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This past week, the Eastern Daily Press was kind enough to dedicate an entire double page spread in their weekend edition to sharing my story about how travel and connecting with nature in Saint Lucia helped me to manage mental health issues during pregnancy — and how sharing my story has won me the trip of a lifetime thanks to Terra Incognita Travel.

The below extract is taken from the Eastern Daily Press online, from a feature by Emma Lee:

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Kate Stephenson’s pregnancy hadn’t been easy. She ached. It was playing havoc with her immune system. She hadn’t had a good night’s sleep in months. She could feel herself sliding into depression.

Then when she was six months along, she went on a work trip to Saint Lucia.

“Every pregnancy is different, but mine was tough, and I felt like I was losing myself in it all,” says Norwich based Kate, creator of the travel, wildlife and environmental conservation blog Kate on Convservation. “Stepping outside in a new place, discovering news things for myself again, and using wildlife spotting as a way to swap anxiety for fresh air, sunshine and exercise gave me a little bit of myself back.”

She decided to blog about the trip and her account of what it was like travelling while pregnant won the Judge’s First Runner-Up award in eco tourism company Terra Incognita’s Travel Blogger of the Year 2020 competition, with a prize including a trip of a lifetime to Peru and Costa Rica.

Read the full article here: Norfolk blogger wins the prize of a lifetime

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If you would like to read my prize-winning entry, which looks at the power of nature in helping to heal mental health issues, and how my quest for the Saint Lucian Parrot helped to calm some of the struggles of pregnancy — you can find it here.

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