On the International Day for Biological Diversity - Mainstreaming of Biodiversity and The MIDORI Prize 2016 -
May 22 is sanctioned as The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) by the United Nations. The theme of 2016 IDB is “Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Sustaining People and their Livelihoods.”
The Consumption Ecosystem
James Whitlow Delano
It is said that the number of Japanese traditional colors is more than hundreds. This represents the richness of nature and diversity of living things in Japan. Pick flowers, leaves, stems and roots, extract their colors through decocting, and dye silk or cotton thread. Minerals such as iron or copper are also used for fixing colors. Kusaki-zome is an art piece amalgamating diverse blessings of nature.
The Microscopic World
Questions answered by: Shin-ichi Nakano
Director and Professor, Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University