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BeBiodiversity Staying fashionable and respecting biodiversity

Staying fashionable and respecting biodiversity

The sales have arrived! The shelves are packed with bargains and everyone wants a new outfit. But what about the impact of fast fashion on biodiversity? Here we explained how textile production presents a threat to a large number of species. The good news is that you can remain fashionable without causing them too much harm.

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BeBiodiversity Taking care of ourselves without damaging biodiversity

Taking care of ourselves without damaging biodiversity

We like taking care of ourselves. Every day, we use care products such as soap, shower gels, antiperspirants, make-up removers, shampoos, moisturizing creams, toothpaste and perfume. Altogether, each Belgian uses an average of 18 grams of cosmetic products per day. But what we think is good for us is not necessarily good for biodiversity.

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BeBiodiversity Shrimp at will : doom for biodiversity

Shrimp at will : doom for biodiversity

Shrimp, scampi or prawns have long been rare, refined and expensive. But nowadays, their consumption has skyrocketed; in the world, it is estimated that by 2023, about 6 million tons of shrimp per year will be consumed! In the last 20 years, the production has been multiplied by 9. A boom that severely damages biodiversity.

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BeBiodiversity Worried experts at the bedside of biodiversity

Worried experts at the bedside of biodiversity

In three years, 550 volunteer experts from 100 countries have compiled 10,000 scientific publications, supplemented by statistical data and an inventory of local traditional knowledge. The aim of this huge work coordinated by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was to provide global decision-makers with five reports on the state of global biodiversity.

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BeBiodiversity No cocoa, no chocolate…

No cocoa, no chocolate…

Once a casual, festive and sometimes even luxurious dish, chocolate is now part of our daily eating habits. A pleasure for the taste buds and morale but to which biodiversity pays a heavy price.

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BeBiodiversity Overexpoitation: a real threat to biodiversity

Overexpoitation: a real threat to biodiversity

Biodiversity consists of an incredible resource in food and raw material for more than 7 billion of human beings. Sadly, we often forget that its resources are limited… Most ecosystems that provide them aren’t exploited in a sustainable manner; they are overexploited.

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BeBiodiversity Noise pollution: a danger for cetaceans

Noise pollution: a danger for cetaceans

Maritime traffic, sonars, oil drilling, gas extraction, offshore wind farms… The sea is no more an ocean of silence. To the point that noise pollution now represents a serious threat to cetaceans that use sounds to communicate and echolocation to direct themselves and hunt.

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BeBiodiversity Every species has its own territory!

Every species has its own territory!

On holidays, a part of the budget is often dedicated to buying gifts and to discovering local products. Who doesn’t want to bring home a souvenir of the little chunk of paradise where you have lived amazing moments with family or friends? But watch out, some souvenirs that you plan to put in your luggage can be dangerous for the biodiversity back at home… and where you bought it.

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BeBiodiversity Let your souvenir have a future

Let your souvenir have a future

Every year, numerous products made from protected animals and plants are illegally imported into Belgium (fur, caviar, art,…). Through organized crime? Often. But most of the time, it’s tourists who – with no bad intentions – bring home these objects in their luggage as souvenirs.

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