Saturday, May 22, 2010

International Year for Biodiversity.

Biodiversity is the term used to describe the incredible variety of life that has evolved on our planet over billions of years. So far 1.75m present day species have been recorded, but there maybe as many as 13m in total. Biodiversity is the variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome, or on the entire Earth. Biodiversity is often used as a measure of the health of biological systems. Ecosystems are consists of living beings and nonliving elements; the living beings include both plants and animals with microbial life. The living beings make biodiversity. But due to human activities many animals and plant species are on the verge of extinction. The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. The world is invited to take action in 2010 to safeguard the variety of life on earth: biodiversity. Every year 22nd May is celebrated as International day for biodiversity. So, it is our duty to give the EQUAL RIGHT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET to all living beings. Lets celebrate!

Artificial life' breakthrough announced by scientists- BBC

Today's big news is artificial life in lab. Read this at BBC.COM.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thanks respected Ambassadors.

I am happy to share the messages of two RESPECTED BRITISH AMBASSADORS about work done by me during EARTH HOUR; one message was sent by respected Ms Julie Chappell UK Ambassador to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador through e-mail and another was written in FCO blogs by respected Mr Leigh Turner, British Ambassador to Ukraine. Ms Julie e-mailed that, "I'm so pleased to know that Earth Hour went so well! We really appreciate your support" and Mr Turner written that,"I was interested to read on your blog about turning off 10,000 lights for Earth Day. Excellent result!". MANY MANY THANKS TO BOTH RESPECTED AMBASSADORS FOR APPRECIATION and also thanks to the Chairman of Bhogaon and residents of Bhogaon who co-operated me.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Message from Respected Madam Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Dear Friend,

I am thrilled to be writing to you during this season which is also the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. As you know it is also almost 40 years since the world gathered in Stockholm to discuss the state of what was then known as the Human Environment. So much has happened since and a lot of information has been accumulated. As a result we are no less concerned about the fate of our planet as we were then. Perhaps even more so.

Now we have new challenges, especially the issue of climate change and rapid loss of forests and other biodiversity.

As I write, I am in Europe where virtually the entire airspace was, until earlier this week, shut down due to the forces of mother nature. Such events remind us that we live on a very vulnerable and fragile environment and that we are only but a small part of it.

On this occasion of Earth Day, I send you greetings and best wishes. It is also appropriate for us to call ourselves to action wherever we are and whatever we are engaged in. Each one of us can make small changes in our lives to better the Earth. Together we can make a huge impact!

I am particularly reminded of the campaign to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. I am working with partners in Japan to promote this concept globally. When expanded to include respect and gratitude, it is known as Mottainai. We all have a lot to be grateful for and we are deeply indebted to your support and encouragement.

At the Green Belt Movement, we continue to raise awareness, plant trees and protect those trees already standing.

We thank our partners in this journey and welcome our new friends to join in supporting our work.

With warmest regards,

Wangari Maathai