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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Ultimate Guide to Wildlife Days and Nature Campaigns

I've been thinking that it would be useful to have a calendar of sorts, listing all the important animal and nature-related days that I would like to observe on my blog and social media accounts -- so I made one...

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I've been thinking that it would be useful to have a calendar of sorts, listing all the important animal and nature-related days that I would like to observe on my blog and social media accounts -- so I made one...

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When planning my blog posts and social media content, I often find that I’m scrabbling to react to Wildlife Days, Animal Holidays, Campaign Days and Environmental Occasion Days, rather than knowing when they are and planning my content accordingly.

I’ve been thinking that it would be useful to have a calendar of sorts, listing all the important animal and nature-related days that I would like to observe on my blog and social media accounts — so I made one!

I figured that this would be useful to many people, so I’m happy to share it with you here…

Click here or on the image below to access the hi-res Wildlife Days calendar

wildlife days and environment days planner

Please let me know in the comments below whether there are any important days that I’ve missed, or if there are any additional nature-related occasion days that you would personally observe throughout the year.

This resource has been designed to be an any-year calendar, and so dates that change annually are referenced in bold with a clear indication of when they usually fall.

Many of these special days have their own hashtags and campaign themes, so I would certainly recommend an Ecosia Search of any of these Wildlife Days for further information on how best to engage with each of these wildlife holidays and campaigns.

Inevitably, there will be new campaigns championed each year, and perhaps even some new Animal Occasion Days added to the annual events calendar, but this particular resource is as complete as possible at the time of publishing.

Happy content planning!

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