In this section you will find several animations designed and produced by the International Polar Foundation on different topics linked to the polar regions, the way our planet's climate functions, climate change, biodiversity and energy.
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Test your knowledge on biodiversity and climate change with this quiz that goes over the 14 flash animations.
The current climate crisis is threatening biodiversity, but it is also confronting us with an opportunity to take a fresh look at our current way of living. How? By reducing our footprint on the environment. To enable us to do…
Climate change has become such a threat for many species that human intervention has become necessary to prevent them from becoming extinct. With this in mind, adjustment strategies are currently being established in order to assist some species in dealing…
Having already been weakened by overfishing, the North Sea's biodiversity now has to face up to yet another peril: climate warming.The temperature increase associated with climate warming is causing modifications in the plankton's composition and encouraging the establishment of exotic…
This animation focuses on one of the key components of the Fagnes: peat bogs. It shows how peat bogs, which are a unique and sometimes poorly known ecosystem in Belgium, are undergoing the combined effects of climate change and human…
Although the effects of climate change vary from one place to another, they are appearing everywhere. A number of different phenomena are already being observed in Belgium: the rhythm of life of several species has been disrupted, and "thermophile" species…
Because they are the principle areas on Earth to be affected by climate change, Polar Regions, especially the North Pole where the effects are most noticeable, are particularly important to study. Temperature rise has caused the Arctic pack ice to…
A coral "head" is composed of a colony of animals (polyps) that live thanks to the presence of plant matter (algae) in their tissue. The collaboration between polyps and algae is one of true "symbiosis", each organism being able to…
The flash animation explains that "phenology" is the study of a species' rhythm of life. A number of things determine the rhythm of life of a species, such as the seasons, the temperature, the duration of daylight, the rhythm of…
Biodiversity is essential for feeding human beings and animals. As a result, if climate change impacts on certain geographical areas, it also affects the people, animals and plants that live there. The effects of these changes vary a great deal…