My name is Claire Thompson, and I believe that the main cause of many of the environmental, political and social issues we face on the planet today lies in this simple disconnect: we've forgotten that we are integrally part of nature. We've forgotten that we are nature and we need to open back up to directly 'feeling' our innate belonging there.
Can you imagine a world without birds? The benefits birds bring us aren’t just cultural. Birds play an essential role in the functioning of the world’s ecosystems, in a way that directly impacts human health, economy and food production – as well as millions of other species. Here’s how...
Summer weekends combined with city heat does not sound very exciting, but that did not stop postgraduate students of the European University of Cyprus to use their creative powers and add some colour in the heart of the city for a refreshing summer afternoon.
With summer here and temperatures on the rise, who isn’t looking for ways to cool themselves down? Flocking to (or even daydreaming of) swimming pools and the beach, with a refreshing drink at hand, is probably the logical thing to do. But what would the closest equivalent be, that would help cool our feathered friends in this heat? The answer is simple: a bird bath.
What do a Swift, a Grey Heron and a Marsh Harrier have in common? They have all made epic journeys of thousands of kilometres over land and sea, and are currently passing through Cyprus! To celebrate World Migratory Bird Day we invite young and old to Athalassa Park on Saturday 12 May 2018 at 4pm to discover together the wondrous world of migratory birds.
It was 7 in the evening when I got a phone call from a friend. ‘Elena, my son has had his head buried in the book since midday! He has a question about the Coot. Can you help?’ Awesome, I thought, it’s happening! The book is out there, it’s in homes, and more importantly, it’s getting kids hooked. Awesome indeed!
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