Our diets are a highly personal thing. However, it can also be something that we take for granted. Often, this leads to quite large differences in opinions especially on the matter of meat consumption. Meat consumption can provide protein, amino acids and several essential micronutrients to our diets.
It is estimated that one-third of all the food produced in the world goes to waste. It has also been estimated that if food waste was a country, it would be the third emitter of greenhouse gases after United States and China according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. One third of greenhouse emissions globally come from agriculture and 30% of the food we produce is wasted.
Plastic bags are very essential for packaging as they are lightweight, durable, cheap and also convenient shopping bags. Despite their benefits, they also have negative impacts to the environment as they are thrown away to landfills yet they are not recyclable.
Pollinators are important for food security and ensuring the stability of our natural ecosystems. However, land use changes characterized by habitat loss, shifts in the vegetation composition and changes in climate have resulted in the serious decline in pollinators.
The covid-19 pandemic is believed to have evolved from wildlife. Considering the emphasis on wildlife being the source of covid-19, perception of the public towards wildlife are of primary concern to conservation.
The involvement of the public in conservation also requires their participation in research. The projects works closely with communities in data collection as a way also of capacitating them.
Biodiversity conservation requires an indepth understanding of species and their habitats. The project conducts research on different aspects of environment for developing conservation strategies which are species specific and impactful. Species inventory and vegetation attributes are also recorded to facilitate longterm monitoring. Research findings are shared in the form of scientific publications and articles.
Indepth understanding of components of our environment is paramount in conservation as it helps us understand their functionality, threats and requirements.