Deforestation is responsible for approximately 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and is therefore a major contributor to climate change, but also to the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services and a direct threat to Asia’s great ape – the orangutan. Between 2005–2010, Indonesia had accelerating forest loss compared to 2000–2005 and is within the highest five countries for percentage of primary forest loss globally.
Much of the deforestation is caused by both illegal and short-term economic gains, often undermining long-term development goals. The Orangutan Report quantifies the economic trade-offs between unsustainable and sustainable forms of land use, and considers the role of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) and broader Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes in achieving balanced conservation and development objectives.
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Speechless: Nature cinematography without music or narration.
Episode 01 - New Island, Falkland Islands
Recorded in January 2012
I want to show you some of these phenomenal remote spots that I'm incredibly lucky to visit on my expeditions and make them feel as real as possible to share the experience.
So I've decided that maybe the best way to do this is strip down the video, with raw footage only, no music, no David Attenborough, no fancy editing and no touching up. As it was on the day.
And maybe, with no one telling you what to think and no music to stir the emotions, maybe it will be quite refreshing, and a lot more real?
New Island is one of the Falkland Islands, lying north of Beaver Island. It is 238 km (148 mi) from Stanley and is 13 km long with an average width of 750m. The highest point is 226 metres. The northern and eastern coasts have high cliffs but the eastern coasts are lower lying, with rocky shores and sandy bays. There are several smaller offshore islands in the group; North Island and Saddle Island have high cliffs but Ship Island and Cliff Knob Island are lower lying.
Long used as a base for whaling, as a sheep farm and for occasional attempts to collect guano, New Island is considered by some to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Falklands archipelago, as well as having possibly the most diverse range of wildlife in the region.
All material © Richard Sidey. All Rights Reserved.
Tens of millions of sharks are killed each year to support the international trade of shark fins, making it the greatest threat to sharks globally. While countries have started to prohibit finning, the practice of slicing the fins off the sharks and throwing the bodies overboard, their methods differ and loopholes exist. In September 2010, INCOPESCA, Costa Rica’s fisheries agency, held a workshop for Latin American countries to demonstrate why landing sharks with their fins attached is the most effective way of controlling finning, and how it can be implemented in other countries.
Spanish with English subtitles.
GALAPAGOS is an amazing place. Just watch the clip untill the very end.
Shot with Sony EX1 camera and nanoFlash.
After many hours of hard work, throughout continental Spain (I leave the islands for the next time), I managed to edit this short film about the birds of my beloved country. Living and working in the richest European country regarding birds, I tried to film some of the Spanish specialities, mainly for non-Spanish birders. With so many different habitats and species, I had to move, driving to special locations sometimes separated more than 1000 km. The good thing was that after so many years birdwatching and working with birds, I really knew pretty well where to look for...
Mainly shot with Canon HDLRS cameras and 400 5.6 lens (sometimes plus 1.4x and 2x III).
Music by Armand Amar (thank you again): armandamar.com/
- Riglos and Valle de Tena (Pyrenees, Huesca)
- Bardenas Reales (Navarra)
- Montes de Toledo and Andújar (Jaén)
- Albufera de Valencia and Dénia
- Tablas de Daimiel (Ciudad Real) and Doñana (Huelva)
- Coast of Murcia and Almeria
Species list: (order by appearance)
- Bubo bubo, Gypaetus barbatus, Tichodroma muraria, Chersophilus duponti, Otis tarda, Falco naumanni, Pterocles orientalis, Bucanetes githagineus, Cercotrichas galactotes, Aquila adalberti, Sylvia hortensis, Aegypius monachus, Cyanopica cyana, Galerida theklae, Sturnus unicolor, Dryocopus martius, Dendrocopos leucotos, Phylloscopus bonelli, Serinus citrinella, Montifringilla nivalis, Pyrrhocorax graculus, Prunella collaris, Luscinia svecica, Merops apiaster, Upupa epops, Circus pygargus, Larus genei, Porphyrio porphyrio, Oxyura leucocephala, Marmaronetta angustirostris, Phoenicopterus ruber-Platalea leucorodia, Grus grus.
SPECIAL THANKS TO ARCADIO CALVO (the clip of the Spanish Imperial Eagles is his), without his knowledge and support it would have been even more difficult.
Also thanks to:
Virtudes Abad, Marino López, Manuel Aguilera, José Polo, Carlos Rodriguez, Isabel González, Jacinto Rodenas, Ruben Ramos
A way to share videos about ecology, biodiversity and sustainability within our community.
Un modo per condividere video in tema di ecologia, biodiversità e sostenibilità con la comunità USiena.