Environmental AwarenessIB HL
People InvolvedGerald Durrell: Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Groups: Greenpeace and the WWF.
Politicians and Scientists: Al Gore and Dian Fossey.
The ConflictEconomic Development Vs. Environmental Conservation and Management.
There is a need for strategic thinking and planning.
This needs to be sustainable.
Role Of GreenpeaceAn international environmental organisation founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1971.Tackles issues such as waste disposal, deforestation, nuclear power, harvesting of seal cubs and industrial pollution.Greenpeaces goal is to ensure the continuing ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversityGreenpeace exists in over 40 countries.
Greenpeaces Main InterestsStopping climate change.Preserving oceans.Saving ancient forests.Campaigning for peace and nuclear disarmament.Promoting sustainable farming.Eliminating toxic chemicals.
The WWFIncludes all aspects of nature conservation (as in the past the WWF was mainly concerned with endangered species).Has over 5 million supporters globally.Increasingly concerned with environmental destruction.The WWF is interested in climate change, global warming, freshwater ecosystems, marine ecosystems, species and diversity, sustainability, agriculture, toxins, trade and investment.
ActivitiesUsing Geography For The IB Diploma P125-127, answer the following
What did Greenpeace first protest against?What does Greenpeaces tradition of bearing witness mean?What 6 things are Greenpeace trying to improve?How has Greenpeaces actions been criticised?
ActivitiesUsing Geography Course Companion P362-363, answer the following
How have Greenpeace and the WWF improved environmental management?What are the aims of these 2 groups?Are there some things that one group does that the other does not?Which do you feel is better at improving environmental management? Why?