Drawing life from the 2017 Biodiversity Symposium in Copenhagen
Drawings and text by Frits Ahlefeldt
In the beginning of February more than 300 scientists and experts got together in Copenhagen to present, discuss and share new understandings on biodiversity. I had a chance to cover this event and brought my brushes to what is the largest Danish Symposium on Biodiversity in 2017, to sketch up, for free, new understandings and knowledge of biodiversity and challenges to nature, wetlands, forests and other habitats
Here are a selection of my drawings from the two days – See / download them all using the links at the end of the drawings
Is the 4D biodiversity printer around the corner?
Finding ways to describe what the loss of biodiversity and species mean through the image of a plane loosing bolts
New technology, drones, smartphones, cameras and solar panels are finding their way into conservation and biodiversity work
Sometimes endangered species can’t move across borders – we have to help them
Biodiversity is ever changing, and not always in pretty ways
Two perspectives on truth: the expert and the network
Biodiversity is storytelling in real time, throughout time
Forests can be many other colors than green and science are starting to understand the amazing life and communication network of trees and fungus – called the Wood Wide Web
How can we make the value of biodiversity more visible
The joint, networked science of citizen scientists can sometimes create incredible results
Putting a USD value on everything, seems to be the flavor of the times
Kids relating to nature, instead of Netflix
Optimizing for profit or for life…
Will price tags on biodiversity help the survival of endangered species and make their value visible in economics ?
Can animals regulate themselves – rewilding take conservation one step further
Is it possible to help biodiversity by relating to it through taste?