Amazon researchers use living organisms to help clean up oil spills using Mycoremediation technique. Source: www.amazonmycorenewal.org
An excellent video of Gordon Ramsay investigating the appeal of shark's fin, and witnessing the bestial killing and finning of sharks. Filmed in Taiwan and Costa Rica.
An environmental animation by sixth graders in Bali who want to raise awareness of whale and dolphin slaughter worldwide. In support of the Surfer's for Cetaceans organisation, this charming production was directed by Kayti Denham; animated and supervised by Merlin Durst.
Mangroves, coral reefs and sand reefs are under immense pressure from poverty, population growth and economic development. Filmed in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand - four countries worst hit by the Tsunami - documentary looks at conservation activities by communities, researchers and activists. (9:23 mins)
Human and natural factors exert many pressures on coral reefs. A group of young divers is regenerating one damaged reef, giving nature a helping hand.
Greenbelt tells why the modest mangrove is actually mighty. Advised by scientists, coastal communities such as in India are restoring or replanting mangrove forests as a 'bio-shield' against natural disasters and sea level rise.
In 2008 the community of Koh Tao came together with the Save Koh Tao Group to construct the largest Biorock(tm) Artificial Reef Structure in the Gulf of Thailand. This structure is being used as an alternative dive site to reduce preseeures on natural areas, as a buoyancy training ground for novice divers, and as a coral and fish nursery. Due to Biorock technology, corals on the site will grow 3-5 times faster than corals in natural conditions, mainting or even increasing the biodiversity, resilience, and abundance of corals around our island.
In Pemuteran, Bali, scientists, conservationists hotels, dive shops, fishermen, and villages have gotten together to build coral nurseries on which corals grow faster than normal, and around which fish school. To repopulate the area as quickly as possible with coral and fish, coral nurseries were built using the Electrolytic Mineral Accretion Technology (BiorockTM) of Hilbertz and Goreau. It is an outstanding effort to save corals from manmade destruction by bombs, cyanide fishing and global warming.
This video is showing "Karang Lestari", the biggest Bio-Rock Project in the World. It was created as a Coral Nursery, Coral Protection Project or Coral Ark. It is located in Pemuteran Bay, North-West Bali, Indonesia and stretches about 500 Meters in front of "Taman Sari Bali Cottages".