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    A very knowledgeable Havard biology professor once proclaimed of ants that “we need them to survive but they don’t need us at all”. This is not just true of ants, but of the numerous other insects, bacteria, fungi, plankton, plants, mammals, reptiles, birds and other organisms that live alongside us humans. Unfortunately, many of us have forgotten this basic truth and humanity continues to push thousands of species and ecosystems towards extinction, disrupting the life-saving...
  • Cone Snails

    Cone snails are the single largest genus of venomous predators, widely recognized for the incredibly diverse and efficient neurotoxins they produce. Cursed without speed, cone snails were forced to develop a toxin strong enough to paralyze their prey instantly. If they were not able to rapidly immobilize it, the fish would merely swim away to die elsewhere, and the slow-moving gastropod would have nothing to feast on for its efforts. Cone snails even have the...
    Cone snails are the single largest genus of venomous predators, widely recognized for the incredibly diverse and efficient neurotoxins they produce. Cursed without speed, cone snails were forced to develop a toxin strong enough to paralyze their prey instantly. If they were not able to rapidly immobilize it, the fish would merely swim away to die elsewhere, and the slow-moving gastropod would have nothing to feast on for its efforts. Cone snails even have the...
  • The Sundarbans

    Sprawling over 9,600 km2, the mighty Sundarbans spreads over West Bengal (India) and Bangladesh like an impenetrable wall. Vast tracts of the forest remain unexplored and shrouded in mystery. Despite being one of the largest mangrove forests on our planet, it is also one of the most threatened. Literally translated from Bengali, the Sundarbans means beautiful forest; it derives its name from a mangrove tree known as the Sundari (Heritiera fomes). Sustained by the world’s...
    Sprawling over 9,600 km2, the mighty Sundarbans spreads over West Bengal (India) and Bangladesh like an impenetrable wall. Vast tracts of the forest remain unexplored and shrouded in mystery. Despite being one of the largest mangrove forests on our planet, it is also one of the most threatened. Literally translated from Bengali, the Sundarbans means beautiful forest; it derives its name from a mangrove tree known as the Sundari (Heritiera fomes). Sustained by the world’s...
  • Nudibranch

    The shallow seas are filled with the wacky! Nudibranch are soft bodied marine gastropods that live at all depths of the ocean and are often referred to as sea slugs. Common inhabitants of coral reefs, they have the greatest diversity and grow to their largest sizes in tropical shallow waters. Contrary to everyday thought, they are sea slugs with style!  All nudibranch are carnivorous, feeding on sponges, barnacles, anemones, sea slugs, tunicates and hydroids. Occasionally,...
    The shallow seas are filled with the wacky! Nudibranch are soft bodied marine gastropods that live at all depths of the ocean and are often referred to as sea slugs. Common inhabitants of coral reefs, they have the greatest diversity and grow to their largest sizes in tropical shallow waters. Contrary to everyday thought, they are sea slugs with style!  All nudibranch are carnivorous, feeding on sponges, barnacles, anemones, sea slugs, tunicates and hydroids. Occasionally,...
  • Spreading awareness through art

    Every year the Mangrove Action Project (MAP) invites primary school children from tropical and sub-tropical countries to participate in an annual art competition on mangroves. The purpose of the competition is to raise awareness and promote appreciation of these unique tidal forests and the communities they sustain. Selected winners artwork is published in a yearly calendar that is distributed worldwide. In 2012, Mangroves for the Future (MFF) India partner, Action for the Protection of Wild...
    Every year the Mangrove Action Project (MAP) invites primary school children from tropical and sub-tropical countries to participate in an annual art competition on mangroves. The purpose of the competition is to raise awareness and promote appreciation of these unique tidal forests and the communities they sustain. Selected winners artwork is published in a yearly calendar that is distributed worldwide. In 2012, Mangroves for the Future (MFF) India partner, Action for the Protection of Wild...
  • The End of the Line

    Overfishing is one of the world’s most prominent but ignored crises. One billion people are dependent on fish globally, as their main source of protein. For more than 250 million people it is their main source of food. Scientists and practitioners fear that the world will run out of seafood by 2048 (i.e. within most of our lifetimes). Although actions to rebuild key fisheries are underway, 90% of the ocean’s largest fish have already been...
    Overfishing is one of the world’s most prominent but ignored crises. One billion people are dependent on fish globally, as their main source of protein. For more than 250 million people it is their main source of food. Scientists and practitioners fear that the world will run out of seafood by 2048 (i.e. within most of our lifetimes). Although actions to rebuild key fisheries are underway, 90% of the ocean’s largest fish have already been...
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