Arkive – Images of Life on Earth

Startseite von ARKIVESo, diesmal hab ich aber wirklich etwas Nettes gefunden: Arkive! Gleich vorweg, es ist etwas für optisch orientierte Menschen mit etwas Zeit zum Stöbern.

Was ist Arkive? Nach eigenen Angaben hat man sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, uns Internetnutzern die bedrohten Arten dieser Welt in Fotos, Filmen und mit verschiedenen Unterrichtsmaterialien nährerzubringen, das Bewusstsein für die Vielfalt und Schönheit dieser Welt nahezubringen. In eigenen Worten:

Mission

With species extinction now occurring at a faster rate than at any time in Earth’s history, effective Beispielseite aus Arkiveawareness raising and education programmes are ever more vital. Powerful wildlife imagery is an emotive and effective means of building environmental awareness and engagement, and quick and easy access to this imagery is essential in the digital mass communications society we live in today.

However, until now, this valuable imagery has been scattered throughout the world, in a wide variety of private, commercial and specialist collections, with no centralised collection, restricted public access, limited educational use, and no co-ordinated strategy for its long term preservation.

ARKive is now putting that right, gathering together the very best films and photographs of the world’s species into one centralised digital library, to create a unique audio-visual record of life on Earth. Preserved and maintained for future generations, ARKive is making this key resource accessible to all, from scientists and conservationists to the general public and school children, via its award-winning website – www.arkive.org

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