In my new NatureMatchCuts episode „When Gardeners Run Wild“, among other things, I talk about the important role of seagrass for marine ecosystems, and for carbon sequestration. But we also hear about how climate change and coastal pollution are decimating these important organisms. And of course, I talk about much more!
Because I value solution journalism, I don’t want to leave my listeners alone with the problems. That’s why I promised links to what we can do for seagrass, in practical terms – and where people are getting involved. Of course, the world’s oldest organism in a holiday paradise is particularly close to our hearts. But listen to it yourself! And if you like my podcast, please share it, recommend it, talk about it, and subscribe to it in your podcatcher! (It’s crazy that I have to say it, but in times of algorithms, only such a feedback makes podcasts visible on the platforms. And without visibility, they can’t survive).
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Actions for seagrasses (No guarantee or liability for the links):
The Save Posidonia Project of Formentera for saving the oldest organism on earth. This clon organism Posidonia is a UN World Heritage Site. You can sponsor with micro payments and engage in awareness, ecologically responsable holidays and more.
The Helmholtz Climate Initiative (I talk about them in my podcast) researches especially seagrass in the Baltic Sea. They say: „Talk about seagrasses, educate yourself and the people around you about the importance of these and other natural systems as a whole and in their capacity to mitigate our emissions. Support community efforts and engage with them if you can.“ On their website they give informations about the plants and their projects. They develop a citizen project (Link): „That is another idea we are working on. We want to involve the many amateur divers in Germany to monitor the health of the newly restored seagrass meadows and help with seagrass planting – a kind of underwater community gardening.“ If you like the idea, please contact them directly!
The WWF Seagrass Ocean Rescue Project concentrates on the sea of Great Britain. You can volunteer locally, donate globally, and help to build even a global seagrass database. It works like any species finder: you can add your seagrass sightings via app or website. They are used for research and further conservation projects.
You see: We are not alone, so many people are engaged in different sectors and we can join them.