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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Introducing Sanctuary film: How a family of African Women created Namibia’s first Baboon Rehab and Release Program

Sanctuary tells the story of a family of African women coming to Namibia to connect with nature and the wild, and the extraordinary turn of events that led to them opening Co’Lu’Bi Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Sanctuary tells the story of a family of African women coming to Namibia to connect with nature and the wild, and the extraordinary turn of events that led to them opening Co’Lu’Bi Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Sanctuary tells the true story of a family of women in Namibia who’ve created the country’s first baboon rehabilitation and release program.

Overcome with grief from losing their husband and father, the Viglietti women find peace in helping restore the lives of helpless orphaned and tortured baby baboons.

Through their own tragedy and adversity these four women learn to heal their wounds through showing love and creating a sanctuary for wildlife.

Co’Lu’Bi Wildlife Sanctuary.

An hour down a rocky dirt road in northwest Namibia is where the country’s first baboon release program is located.

Co’Lu’Bi Wildlife Sanctuary has a mission to rescue and rehabilitate baby baboons that are orphaned and injured and release them back into the wild.

Rescued orphan Boy lost his leg in a trap

Renee Viglietti oversees Co’Lu’Bi and says it was created coincidentally after she saw an advertisement giving away two baby baboons, one that couldn’t walk and one with a missing ear. “I had to do something,” Renee says.

The sanctuary is a family operation run by Renee, a recent widow, and her three daughters Vittoria, Giovanna, and Andrea. Their story of independence and overcoming tragedy through conservation is the subject of a new short documentary, Sanctuary, available for free on Vimeo.com.

First Baboon Rehab and Release Program Opens in Namibia

The film tells the family’s story of coming to Namibia to connect with nature.

Unfortunately, Renee’s late husband Gianni was diagnosed with skin cancer and passed away after two years of battling the disease.

Grief stricken, Renee and her daughters returned to the farm to reconnect with wildlife and try to give life back to the environment.

Since adopting those first two baboons Coco and Lulu, the word has gotten out around the country about Co’Lu’Bi Wildlife Sanctuary.

Farms from all over Namibia call them or send them Whats App messages informing them they have an orphaned baboon that desperately need their care.

Co’Lu’Bi now has 12 baboons and has successfully released one, a young female named Gypsy, back into the wild. Gypsy can be seen occasionally drinking at the watering hole with the local troupe of baboons.

Renee’s long term vision is to see every baboon back in the wild.

The Viglietti’s plan to build a large enclosure in the bush that will allow their rescued baboons to interact with the local troupes.

“This will allow them to gradually become accepted into the troupe and one day just run out the gate and join the troup,” Renee says.

Everyone in the family supports the mission because they see the value of each life.

“It’s life. You can’t just disregard life. It doesn’t matter what it is or what it looks like. It’s life and God gave that animal life,” Vittoria says passionately.

See their full story in the short documentary Sanctuary, out now on Vimeo.com.

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