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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Aidan Gallagher talks Climate Change and ending the Illegal Wildlife Trade on Wild Voices Project

Aidan Gallagher: actor, musician and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador. At 16-years-old Aidan has amassed a global following through playing roles such as Number Five in the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy; he has an Instagram audience of over 2.5 million people; and in the most admirable fashion, harnesses the power of social media to try and influence positive change when it comes to wildlife and the environment.

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Aidan Gallagher: actor, musician and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador. At 16-years-old Aidan has amassed a global following through playing roles such as Number Five in the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy; he has an Instagram audience of over 2.5 million people; and in the most admirable fashion, harnesses the power of social media to try and influence positive change when it comes to wildlife and the environment.

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Aidan Gallagher: actor, musician and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador. At 16-years-old Aidan has amassed a global following through playing roles such as Number Five in the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy; he has an Instagram audience of over 2.5 million people; and in the most admirable fashion, harnesses the power of social media to try and influence positive change when it comes to wildlife and the environment.

It is always an honour to share my stories and interviews in different formats, and the wonderful Wild Voices Project Podcast by Matt Williams has given me a few opportunities over recent years to share the full, authentic interviews behind some of my favourite print features. My chat with Aidan Gallagher at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 2018 was certainly one of those top interview experiences, and I’m very grateful to be able to share the audio of this conversation now, as part of the Wild Voices Project podcast archive. You can listen to it in full on the Soundcloud player below…

As a leading figure in the modern wave of young activists tackling climate change, it was motivating to hear Aidan’s take on the simple steps we can all achieve in reducing our impact on the environment.

I was particularly pleased to hear him cite the Racing Extinction mantra ‘Start with 1thing‘, which is especially close to my heart, having personally worked on creating and promoting the UK schools’ resources for Racing Extinction during my time at Discovery Education.

Discussing his role as a UN Goodwill Ambassador and his extensive work campaigning for our planet and its wildlife, I was struck by Aidan’s passion for spreading the word about the many complicated environmental issues our world is currently facing, to others of his generation.

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As this interview was recorded back in 2018, I have previously shared on this blog my National Geographic Kids article and some parts of my chat with Aidan (relating to the illegal wildlife trade) that do not feature in the Wild Voices Project Podcast — you can find those extra bits here: Aidan Gallagher discusses the Illegal Wildlife Trade and saving the oceans.

If you want to keep up-to-date with Aidan’s work and environmental projects you can find out more at: aidanrgallagher.com

You can follow Aidan on Instagram here: @aidanrgallagher

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