Biodiversity helmet to protect us

How can we explain the importance of nature and the other species we share the planet with?

Why we need biodiversity sketch

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

I’ve worked with biodiversity lately, researching and drawing up birds, frogs and mammals and learning about the challenges to the environment and ultimately to our thrive. But why do we need biodiversity – a question that keep coming up

Some argue with ethical reasons, or moral, or or because nature is beautiful, or cute ( Panda effect ) But other experts reason that diversity can help us survive under ever changing challenges. If our thrive, communities or supply of food and energy crash, biodiversity might be our best chance of protection, working maybe a bit like a helmet – at least that is what I worked to draw up here…

Drawing of Helmet covered in grass and water holes, biodiversity written on the site. Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt. Drawn journalism
Biodiversity as a protection helmet

keywords: nature, environment, sustainability, metaphor, illustration, journalism, drawn journalism, logbook

Drawn journalism is a project by Frits Ahlefeldt – about drawing up journalism, using drawings, sketches and watercolors, more than words

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