Understanding Planet as an Ecosystem

Understanding Planet as an Ecosystem.

Understanding Planet as an Ecosystem. Earth is an ecosystem as a larger scale.

What is an ecosystem?

Ecosystem refers to an interconnected system.

It’s a biological community that involves interactions between the organisms and their physical environment.

These organisms include humans, animals, micro-organisms, etc. Anything that qualifies to be a living organism.

There are various types of ecosystems. Namely:

  • Forest Ecosystems
  • Grassland Ecosystems
  • Desert Ecosystems
  • Tundra Ecosystems
  • Freshwater Ecosystems
  • Marine Ecosystems

These ecosystems have been classified as per their vegetation types and nature, climatic conditions as well as water type.

They can be subdivided into various other groups when being very specific of an ecosystem in a particular area.

What connects living organisms and their physical environment ?

They are connected by the nutrients cycles and energy flows.

Everything in our planet depend on another thing for basic needs such as food, habitat, reproduction, dispersal, etc.

What happens to this ecosystem when one species is destroyed or goes extinct?

As we have seen we are a connected system. So our survival and quality of life relies on the connections among us. So when one thing is removed, we will surely feel the inbalance.

Food chain vs Food Web in the ecosystem

Foodchain is a linear sequence of organisms which starts from producer organisms and ends with decomposer species. While foodweb is a connection of multiple food chains and follows different lines.

Food web helps understands representation of the energy flow through different organisms in an ecosystem.

In both food chains and food webs, we have producers, consumers and decomposers.

If producers reduced, consumers will have nothing to consume and decomposers will have alot to decompose due to high rates of death as a result of hunger.

The producers need help from insects and other animals so as to disperse, fertilise and reproduce. If these organisms are not present to aid in this process. Producers will eventually die. So there will be no production of food. And the effects will be felt along the chain and web.

Are humans affected directly by the extinction of species in our ecosystem ?

Read the full article here.

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Twisted Conservation Education and Awareness

Twisted Conservation Education and Awareness.

Why are we confusing the local communities and other kind hearted people from all corners of this amazing planet?

Conservation is being turned into a jackpot for mining money. And people are applying all cruel means they can think of. Wildlife and innocent people are being lied to, their resources stolen, and many other awful things.

How did we get there?

Few years ago, not many knew or understood much about conservation. Most wildlife were abundance and safe from danger. It was not of necessity.

Then we started to over-use the natural resources. We took more than the nature could regenerate. And in the process, started to loss some of these resources for good. They disappeared forever and in return gave reason torecheck how we used these resources. Giving birth to conservation.

Conservation was not well received and still not yet close to most people’s heart. Since it meant reduced resources harvesting and that meant reduced dollars. No one likes that, everyone love making more and not less.

Embracing of conservation as well as its education and awareness spreading

Genuine conservationists used everything they had to ensure it survived all the opposition. They ensure to reach the most affected places and helped the locals understand importance of protecting natural resources surrounding them. In the process, the rest saw and appreciated their efforts. Hence conservation gained some good roots to withstand opposition from those against it.

Conservationist either do it as individuals, groups or even organizations. The aim being to consolidate their efforts and fight whatever that was derailing conservation success. After all, more than one head is better while solving problems. But something started to go south ways.

So what is this twisted conservation education an awareness am talking about?

Do you donate to wildlife fund organizations? Or support conservationists/local communities? Or any activities that is meant to support wildlife welfare.

I guess most of us do so or something close to that. And we do so because we love wildlife and wish to have them longer. For the future generations and ensuring that our planet don’t loss these treasure. We all give and contribute what we have for the love of wildlife.

And that’s how twisted conservation found it ways into our already destroyed and vulnerable planet.

Sadly, a group of evil people have realized how to use wildlife for their benefits. They are ripping off these donations and funds for their own benefits. And some going to an extent of harming wildlife they are supposedly expected to protect. Or misusing local communities resources.

Most of the time, the local don’t know much about conservation of the wildlife surrounding them. And some already have a cold shoulder towards them due to human-wildlife conflicts. So when we manage to convince them to join conservation ride, it’s a milestone. So what happens when they are convinced by the “fake and evil” conservationists?

These evil people have disgraced true conservation and justice for wildlife. Conservation is already a hard and yet to be embraced in most corners. Twisted conservation seem to be penetrating pretty fast.

Currently in Kenya, there’s an organisation being accused of stealing elephants valves from their mothers. So that they can pretend to have saved them as orphans.

It all started here.

Here are the links to some cries from several conservationists about this recovery.

Get the full article here.

Evil deeds done to wildlife that will break your heart

Evil deeds done to wildlife that will break your heart.

These deeds are executed by us without caring how wildlife feels about it. Or what impact they have on them. They are heartless and brutal.

I came across one that almost gave me a heart attack. Allowing me to reflect on similar incidences that cross my path while research about wildlife status around the world.

Former Zimbabwe president’s (Robert Mugabe) birthday in 2015

Am still shocked and angry about what I read. Do we have wildlife conservationist in Zimbabwe? Who would have stopped this guy. But wait, he was one of the worst dictators. So I guess no one would dare opposed him.

Apparently, this guy’s birthday saw death of two elephants, two buffaloes, two sables, five impalas and one lion as a source of food. That’s right. These wildlife were killed to provide meat for his birthday party.

Read more about the party here.

Do you see endangerous species in that list? Do you get any idea that would have necessitated their death?

This guy made his people go through a lot of pain and loss. But guess what? They still made his birthday to be a public holiday. Named Robert Mugabe National Youth day and will be happening on twenty firsts of February.

No matter what power you have, every life is important. We have to be reasonable on how we handle public resources especially those who we elect to represent us in the governments. Your job is to do the great good for all citizens and not sastfying your selfish desires.

Petting wildlife illegally is also one of the evil deeds

Read the full article here.

Introducing kids to the real wildlife in the wild

Introducing kids to the real wildlife in the wild

Do you have kids? Love interacting with them? Or even baby sit them for your friends, neighbours, family , among others.

Have you ever think about animation and their effect on kids?

Tv shows, movies and any other media contents is mainly animated. Almost everything in the kids world is in animation mode. Kids get an opportunity to be introduced to “animals” from their early age.

They are able to relate to the characters easily and end up having a good connection with animals. This might explain why kids easily connect with their pets.

They treat them with respect, see them as friends and will do anything to protect them. They don’t discriminate , as they will play with pets of other kids. They have a lot of love to share around. Maybe we share learn from them and kill all the hatred we hide inside our dark souls. That end up causing us to be tribalism, racist, terrorists, just to name a few.

I personally love animation with the many years that I have. I love cartoons too and definitely love babies. Still waiting to have some of my own some day.

The animation helps to create characters that helps to bring different behaviors out. There are both good and bad ones. A kid can easily judge an animal from what they see on their animation stuff.

Who doesn’t love the chipmunks? And Alvin and the chipmunks (chippettes) help to elaborate how sweet they are . What about the RIO, the sweet singing stylish macaw (blu). Just to name a few.

They end up knowing animals to be just like others. But get corrupted when they grow older. Sad.

Have you heard the assumption that animals no matter how dangerous they may be rarely hurt kids?

It has been said, filmed or even looked into. And many tend to believe that animals will rarely harm kids when they cross roads.

Maybe its because unlike older people, they don’t panic hence not producing adrenaline that cause us to wanna protect ourselves. By either running away, hitting back at animals or doing anything that will get us out of such situations.

For them, it will be just relating to their characters in real life. So they animals will end up not seeing them as a threat .

Wow! I already missed being a baby.

Start with baby steps

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My funny neighbor


When you live with people more like you, 

Loving their own company, 

Always experimenting funny incredible stuff, 

Then you will get a funny neighbor like mine. 


We communicate via our WiFi names, 

Started as a joke, 

But graduated to another level,

 Writing it down and thinking about it

, Makes me laugh and love my weirdness. 

Spoilt kid

How do you help such kids, 
They have everything they desire,
Get attended to no matter how stupid their demand can be sometimes,
Everything is at there disposal.
They get so absorbed in their arrogant behaviors, 
And somehow forgets the reality of life,
They take everything and everyone for granted,
Hence care less about them.
They don't understand the pain or what it takes,  
For them to have what they have,
They see it as part of their life,
And should be there no matter what.
What happens when the providers are no more, 
No more money to throw around carelessly,
No more servants to boss around,
Time to face it head on on their own.
Who do they blame for their outcome? 
How do they survive the uncomfortable situation?
What will be their next move?

Its very sad to see such kids destroy their own life in front of your eyes. You may have given it few trials to save them from their arrogance. But they keep on ignoring you or worst of all, putting you off. And rudely tell you to your face that it’s their life. So they will live it as they please.

Let’s speak up for our wildlife

Let’s speak up for our wildlife.

Someone somewhere will hear you and action on it. And if you are in a position to act on it yourself, then speak up and action.

Information and knowledge is spread and acquired by speaking up. You only get to know or learn more about something/one by reading or listening to some information. Someone may have researched about it and shared it on the million platforms we have nowadays.

How can you get your conservation voice heard out here?

  • It may including:
  • Start from where your are. Make it your habit to always include such information in your daily conversations. From the simple talks with your kids, siblings,parents, or anyone living within your home.
  • Speaking out verbally wherever you are. May it be in a bus, the streets or even during a get together event.
  • Writing it down and sharing. For those who rather pen it down, then write as mush as you could. Do you best to pass your information through your writings.
  • Join forums and platforms dedicated to conservation. They are everywhere and trying to connect with as many people as possible. Join them and air out your opinions. Gains more and share it back home.

It’s never in vain, they will get your message and action on it

Do you remember the article I wrote passing across my thoughts on a public bench writings I saw? Alternatively you can get it here.

I was not pleased on how they concentrated on the amount attracted by the wildlife parts sale. Rather than tell people the reasons to conserve that species. Readers gave me great thoughts and support through comments and sharing the article. And guess what? They just added another similar advertisement to a nearby public bench.

This time round, they wrote about elephants. They didn’t mention the worth of the ivory or anything that would indicate revenue collected from their sale. Instead deeply pointed out the important reasons we should protect elephants and how their poaching has affected us. This is great news.

So yes, your information will somehow make its way to the intended parties. As long as you speak up.

Read the full article here.

Does a repeated or ignored mistake turn to be a good thing?

Does a repeated or ignored mistake turn to be a good thing?

Whereby you keep repeating a mistake previously made by someone else. Or choose to ignored it all together since no one seem to ask you about it. And when they eventually ask you about it, you work hard to justify your wrong doings.

What point am I trying to clear out here?

This is the exact scenario happening in most countries where people have encroached or grabbed wildlife land. Maybe its their relatives or someone else or even themselves that stole that land. Knowing very well that it doesn’t belong to them.

Years passed by and no one seem to question them. So they either stole more or started getting comfortable and brave about such land. They went ahead to turn this land to farms, ranch, built permanent structures and fenced it.

Basically, they offered themselves ownership rights. They decided for themselves to grab the wildlife land and turn it to be theirs.

The brilliant ones that knew something may happen someday. And they risk ‘losing’ the stolen land. They collaborated with corrupt officials, politicians or some people in power. And generated fake / ‘original’ papers to convince the rest of us that the land rightful belongs to them.

That being not enough, some went ahead and sold the land to other parties. Who may or may not have knowledge of the circumstances associated with this land.

How many mistakes do we have so far?

  • Someone stole wildlife land hence misplaced the occupants (Wildlife).
  • Human-wildlife conflict results. No living organisms gives up their space without a fight.
  • The stolen land forced the culprits to forge ownership papers.
  • An innocent person buys a stolen land unintentionally.

So how do they justify these mistakes?

Read the full article here.