World Wildlife Day
March 3rd, 2021
Every year on March 3rd we celebrate World Wildlife Day, but do you know everything that that phrase encompasses?
Nature is everything that is naturally created on the planet and that is directly related to the different kinds of living things, as well as the climate and geology of the Earth.
HOW DO WE DEFINENATURE?
The word "nature" comes from the Latin word "natura" which means natural. Specifically, nature and life encompass the universe and the natural world and material, referring to all the phenomena that occur in the existing world and where all the species known so far live, that is, life itself.
They were defined by traditional Chinese philosophyThey are earth, fire, water, wood, and metalThese five elements are tangible and presented in nature in their pure formThey symbolize the changing and complementary character that is present in everything around living things
The elements of nature
It is a robust element, associated with strength, verticality and lushnessWood corresponds to spring because of the symbolism of growth and expansion
Element that makes up more than 70% of the Earth's surface.In its different states (solid, liquid or gaseous), water is always present in one way or another in nature
It is related to abundance, providing nutrition to the trees, and the generation of life through Mother EarthThe land is also associated with the end of summer
It is defined as the emission of light and heat induced by a combustion processIt is associated with summer. It is also linked todestruction, war, and violence
It covers all metals present on the planet, including copper, brass, aluminum, silver, and gold, among othersIt is linked to structured thinking: intelligence, brilliance, planning, and the organization of ideasIt symbolizes the fall season
"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere"
Vicent Van Gogh
The 5 Kingdoms
The system of the biological kingdoms is how science classifies living beings based on their place in or relationship to the history of evolution.
WHAT ARE THEY?
In addition to the kingdoms of living things, there are other taxonomic categories within the same classification system, such as domain, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species.
The 5 Kingdoms
It is divided into 2 large groups, vertebrates and invertebrates. It is also the most biodiverse group, composed of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects, among others
The plant kingdom includes trees, plants and other species of vegetation. One of the oldest groups, it's characterized by its immobile, pluricellular and eukaryotic nature
It is the kingdom of fungi, which includes yeasts, molds and mushroom species. They are multicellular, aerobic, eukaryotic and heterotrophic organisms
It encompasses those eukaryotic organisms that are not considered animals, plants or fungi, such as protozoa. Being very heterogeneous, it's hard to characterize them
It includes prokaryote organisms and is present in all habitats, and is formed by single-celled beings without a defined nucleus
Nature and its conservation is essential for the survival of the planet and the human beings that inhabit it. Do you know why?
The importance ofnature
It provides us with water and air
It captures carbon dioxide and stores it
It is essential for flora and fauna
It provides us with food
It is necessary for human health and well-being
And now... take a few minutes to get into nature and relax!
THE SOUNDSOF NATURE
Climate change is the greatest environmental threat facing humanity and nature
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT?
of global greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans are the product of deforestation. This is comparable to the emissions from all the cars and trucks on the planet.
11% of the world's population is vulnerable to the effects of climate change (droughts, heat waves, sea level rise...)
2020 was very close to being the the warmest year ever recorded, 2016, marking the end of the warmest decade on record, while concentrations of CO2 continue to increase.
Climate change has caused the poles to go from losing 81 billion tons of ice per year in the 1990s to losing475 billion tons per year in the 2010s.
The UN Conference on the Human Environment
The 1979 World Climate Conference
United Nations Convention on Climate Change
It was held in Geneva and was one of the first major international meetings on climate change
A key international treaty to reduce global warming and help address the consequences of climate change
This was the first major UN conference to address environmental issues at the international level and marked a turning point in environmental policy development
World's first treaty dedicated to greenhouse gas emission reduction.
Kyoto Protocol goes into effect
The Paris Agreement goes into effect
El Parlamento Europeo declara oficialmente la emergencia climática
The European Climate Law
The first global and legally binding climate agreement. The objective of the agreement is to keep the rise of global temperatures well below two degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels
The emergency declaration is established at a European and global level
Set a more ambitious goal on emissions reduction: 60% by 2030