What Are Ecosystems and How They Work
Excellent quizz to test your knowledge on the basics of ecosystems.
Cartoon film that uses the traditional pantomime story of "Jack and The Beanstalk" to link different types of feeding relationship. Includes reference to autotrophs, herbivores, carnivores, parasites, symbionts and saprotrophs.
Interactive activity to place different marine species in their correct trophic levels.
Ecosystems and Biomes of the World
Another great interactive map to see the occurence and learn the main characteristics of the world's biomes. With many activities.
A brief introduction to fresh-water and marine ecosystems.
Water lilies, turtles, frogs, ducks, snakes, dragonflies, minnows, herons, sticky black muck, monsters… What do these things have in common? Wetlands.
Collection of select videoclips and still images from USA's underwater treasures.
One of the world's most famous ecosystems is the place that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. But there's more to it than just finches and tortoises.
A great set of 32 stunning photos taken in the Antarctica.
The Man and the Ecosystems
A list that neatly summarizes some of our most pressing environmental concerns.
Google Earth file showing deforestation data for different countries.
Good lesson with coverage of topics such as solid waste, hazardous waste, sewage and waste reduction efforts.
Learn what ar the freshwater habitats, why are they important, and how agriculture endangers them.
Is it a milestone of modern engineering or a potential environmental disaster?
Consumer waste from the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" is turning a Hawaiian beach "into plastic".
Preserving the Environment
Google Earth file showing the protected area network for a number of countries.
Google Earth file showing information about the Earth's 34 Biodiversity Hotspots, as defined by Conservation International. These are the most important areas for conservation, with very large numbers of endemic species. Each of the hotspots has lost more than 70% of its original forest.
Protected Planet lets you view the world's protected areas on a Google Map. If you click on one of the mapped protected areas then you are taken to a close-up of the selected area, which includes photographs, points of interest in the area and links to related protected areas.
Are you looking for games to find out more about key conservation issues such as endangered species, global warming and pollution? If you are, then go right ahead and indulge yourself!
See how the people of Dumptown turned their town around, reducing waste and saving money or play the Dumptown game and create your own scavenger hunt.
Composting is a method that transforms solid organic waste into a product that can benefit the environment as a natural fertilizer for gardening and farming. Learn more.
50 actions that people can carry on in their daily lives to help preserve the Ecosphere.
Many of us have adopted small, easy habits to help make our lives a little more environmentally friendly. But how can you be sure your choices are right for the planet?
In-depth article explaning the real meaning of such a popular word.
Despite stricter penalties and better ship design, oil spills haven't been eliminated. And when they happen, what can be done to clean up that mess?