THE RIBE MARCH MUST BE MORE BIRD FRIENDLY
Every little organism on the planet has a function, all organisms are dependent on each other for us to thrive and our earth can exist as it is.
A good example is the earthworm. The earthworm transforms a waste product into humus, which can then supply nutrients to plants and trees. Plants become food for other animals, which become food for animals or humans. Trees use the food, via photosynthesis, to produce oxygen for animals and humans. In many ways, we all depend on the earthworm to thrive.
Biodiversity is the diversity of the existing life, from the smallest bacterium to the largest mammal and the natural ecosystems they are in. One can call biodiversity the whole of species, genes and ecosystems.
Today, biodiversity is threatened in many places, because some species do not thrive and become extinct, due to intensive agriculture, forestry, buildings, infrastructure and production.
According to the Danish Society for Nature Convervation, biodiversity is in sharp decline, since 1970 it has fallen by 58% worldwide.
The Danish Society for Nature Conservation and the World Wide Fund for Nature have prepared a Biodiversity Barometer, in which they assess Denmark's efforts to strengthen biodiversity. The assessment has been made on the basis of 20 points that Denmark, together with 192 other nations, has committed to reach by 2020.
Of the 20 points, it lags behind by half of those goals. 8 of the points are about nature restoration, nature protection, pollution and endangered species and the last 2 are about general information and funding.
At PERMECO, we believe that nature is just on loan and we believe that nature must be left alone to be nature, and that is what we work with every day.
We believe that if we can contribute to creating and maintaining the original biotope in the nature areas where we work and inform about it, we can help push Denmark in the right direction by not only achieving satisfactory results in relation to international agreements, but also contribute to creating an awareness of how important it is.
HOW TO STRENGTHEN THE BIODIVERSITY IN RIBE MARSKEN?
This is done first and foremost by taking the original biotopes as a starting point. A biotope is a small area that has the same external conditions; it can be growth conditions, soil conditions, climate, etc. In the biotope's area certain species of animals, bacteria, fungi and plants share the same conditions. These species are all depending on each other for the biotope to survive.
Biotopes are not the same, nor should they be. What is the biotope in one place does not work in another place, but they all play together in ecosystems, and that is what makes biodiversity. Therefore, it does not mean that one biotope is more important than another, the marsh is not more important than the forests and the forests are not more important than the marsh. They are equally valuable and help us, the animals, nature, the environment and the climate to survive.