Drawing of a biodiversity theater

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

Drawing of a 3D printer, printing out nature and biodiversity

Is the 4D biodiversity printer around the corner?

Drawing of a green eco plane loosing bolts

Finding ways to describe what the loss of biodiversity and species mean through the image of a plane loosing bolts

Drone flying with fish

New technology, drones, smartphones, cameras and solar panels are finding their way into conservation and biodiversity work

Man helping hedgehog in love to its mate

Sometimes endangered species can’t move across borders – we have to help them

Artist saying freeze to flying birds in a landscape painting

Biodiversity is ever changing, and not always in pretty ways

an expert with one eye and a network with many

Two perspectives on truth: the expert and the network

Drawing of a biodiversity theater

Biodiversity is storytelling in real time, throughout time

Drawing of a girl in the forest - researching mushrooms

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

Drawing of a shopping trolley with nature, wildlife and biodiversity

How can we make the value of biodiversity more visible

Drawing of a group of citizen scientists

The joint, networked science of citizen scientists can sometimes create incredible results

Drawing of a man on a scale, with money on the other side

Putting a USD value on everything, seems to be the flavor of the times

Drawing of kids playing by a huge tree

Kids relating to nature, instead of Netflix

Drawing of a black soil field and a green alternative with stream

Optimizing for profit or for life…

Bird flying with price tag

Will price tags on biodiversity help the survival of endangered species and make their value visible in economics ?

wolf and cow looking at each other

Can animals regulate themselves – rewilding take conservation one step further

Wildlife cooking girl in kitchen making food

Is it possible to help biodiversity by relating to it through taste?


About Frits Ahlefeldt

Founder of Hiking.org - Researching, writing & sketching up thoughts, understandings and ideas for a sustainable future, connecting thrive, trails, places and technology




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