We depend on her, she depends on us...

HD video dedicated to Humanité et Biodiversité :

Hymn to Nature in action...

Photos: Michel Lamarche, Music: Robert Len, Postface: Hubert Reeves

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2014-07-01: More than 4,6 millions pages accessed by more than 1 million internet users from more than 80 countries.

An environment to enjoy, respect and protect

Through our eyes, windows to our conscience, the beauty and value of nature is revealed !

Of all the living creatures on Earth, the human is the only one to have a highly evolved brain. This defining feature allows us to become aware of the Universe and appreciate it. However, on the scale of the Universe, the presence of man is rather insignificant. To give an idea of that, just imaging if we scaled down the age of the Universe to one day. The Homo Sapiens would have only appeared around midnight minus one second.

The comparison becomes even starker if we examine the Universe's size. It provides the perfect lesson in modesty for us. Nevertheless, for all we know, man is at the peak of evolution in terms of intelligence, complexity and awareness. These are the extremes that allow us to reflect on our role Universe and especially towards nature.

Hubert Reeves has raised the point, through his books, courses and conferences, that man would not have appeared without certain astronomical occurrences. For example, the atoms which make up each person are created in stars. When a star dies, after a lifetime of several billion years, atoms are released into space. In effect, we are created from star dust. The phrase, "children of the cosmos", is actually a very appropriate name for man.

The intelligence that we have inherited from the Universe (or God) gives us the ability to generate the most beautiful, and horrible, behavior. On one hand, we have the capacity, to appreciate and protect nature's beauty; preserving nature's heritage as well as our own. For this reason, Hindu culture beautifully describes that, "the rocks and the stars are our sisters.".

On the other hand, our "intelligence" (in a twisted way) also allows us to endanger, next few decades, that which took millions of years to create.

Some examples include, the greenhouse effect, accelerated by carbon gas, over-fishing of the oceans, the melting of the polar ice caps, destruction of the ozone layer, the threat to many species, etc.

If this unique intelligence of ours is not guided by planetary awareness and a sense of individual responsibility, we run the risk of catastrophe.

There is enough proof in recent climate changes to see how these phenomena are accelerating. However, there are many powers at work, specifically governments and monopolies that are not concerned (or not doing enough) about it. Their focus remains on short term profit. For example, the Kyoto Accord has not been ratified by leading nations such as the United States, Australia and China. We have to ask ourselves what kind of planet will our children inherit if we standby.

As excuses to this problem, it is often noted that there are serious economic consequences in applying the Kyoto Accord. However, for every year that passes without an agreement, the costs of intervention will continue to increase. In terms of financial costs and detriment to people caused by tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, floods and fires the numbers are rising each year. Additionally, the threat also covers other natural phenomena such as arable land (and its diminishment), the Amazon (the lungs of our planet), sources of fresh water, etc. All of these changes are occurring much faster than many would like to have us to believe.

"Stop concealing the state of danger
in which we find the Earth,
or pretending that it costs too much
to protect the environment,
when we know very well that doing
nothing will cost us even more!"

Kofi Annan
Ex secretary-General of the UN

Holding the title of most intelligent being on the Planet, it is our responsibility to protect our planet for all those living and those who will live. Based on the principle that the more we care for something, the more we want to protect it, FindNature.com has been created to increase awareness and appreciation of Mother Earth, her importance and fragility. Additionally, this web site is intended to inform others of the dire importance of taking responsibility and making their own contribution to the Earth.

Even if it seems like a drop bucket, we should realize that the Oceans were filled, little by little, with these drops of water. As Dostoyevsky wrote, "Living without hope is not living at all!".

Eyes are the window of our conscience. I wish you pleasant observations and discoveries in FindNature.com.

Michel Lamarche

A Nobel for the environment ?

For a little more than a century, the Nobel Foundation has recognized those who have made advances in economics, literature, peace, chemistry, physics andmedicine. The Nobel Prize holds much relevance in today's world, yet if Alfred Nobel were alive today, wouldn't he have wanted to encourage protection of our environment as well?

It's clear that over the course of coming years the protection of this delicate planet is the most important fight taken on by Man. The 6th extinction on Earth, provoked by man, has already begun. As Mr. Hubert Reeves notes in his book Mal de Terre, at least 1000 more species disappear each year compared to the beginning of the industrial revolution. The only way to stop such extinction is if we change our ways of life. Otherwise, we have only ourselves to blame for this loss.

A Nobel Prize for the environment would be a beautiful way to underline to all of humanity the importance of environmental protection. It would also be a source of great encouragement for those working in this field. Whether this be awarded to those who fight for environmental awareness, politics or scientific research aimed at reducing the negative impact Man has left on Earth, there is no lack of research in this area.

If you believe in this rather ambitious project, or if you have an opinion on the subject, please contact FindNature.com

Updates :

Updates photo

Year 2018 :

- Snowy owl, Birds page (2018-01-12)

Year 2017 :

- Short-eared Owl, Birds page (2017-12-28)
- Northern Cardinal, Birds page (2017-12-14)
- Northern Mockingbird, Birds page (2017-11-25)
- Sanderling, Birds page (2017-11-22)
- Bald eagle, Birds page (2017-11-20)
- Hooded Merganser Birds page (2017-10-27)
- Ring-billed Gull, Birds page (2017-10-25)
- Wood Duck, Birds page (2017-10-17)
- Mallard, Birds page (2017-10-15)
- Black Skimmer Birds page (2017-09-16)
- American Oystercatcher Birds page (2017-09-13)
- Merlin, Birds page (2017-09-10)
- Osprey, Birds page (2017-09-03)
- Lesser Yellowlegs Birds page (2017-08-30)
- Solar eclipse, Astronomy page (2017-08-22)
- Cooper's Hawk, Birds page (2017-08-06)
- Sky wonders, Astronomy page (2017-07-26)
- Green Heron, Birds page (2017-07-20)
- Savannah Sparrow, Birds page (2017-07-17)
- NEW : HR photo gallery, Gallery page (2017-07-13)
- Bobolink, Birds page (2017-07-09)
- Yellow Warbler, Birds page (2017-07-03)
- Yellow-rumbped Warbler, Birds page (2017-06-30)
- Least Bittern, Birds page (2017-06-27)
- Prothonotary Warbler, Birds page (2017-06-26)
- Blackburnian Warbler Birds page (2017-06-14)
- Red-breasted Nuthatch, Birds page (2017-06-13)
- Cliff Swallow, Birds page (2017-06-10)
- Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Birds page (2017-06-03)
- Horned Grebe, Birds page (2017-06-03)
- Eared Grebe, Birds page (2017-06-03)
- Magnolia Warbler Birds page (2017-06-02)
- Blue-headed Vireo, Birds page (2017-06-02)
- Red-headed Woodpecker Birds page (2017-06-02)
- Wild Turkey Birds page (2017-06-02)
- Red breasted Merganser, Birds page (2017-06-01)
- Great Egret, Birds page (2017-06-01)
- Ruby-crowned Kinglet Birds page (2017-06-01)
- Killdeer, Birds page (2017-05-31)
- Common Tern Birds page (2017-05-27)
- American Bittern, Birds page (2017-05-24)
- Kirtland's Warbler, Birds page (2017-05-22)
- Gadwall, Birds page (2017-05-22)
- Black-throated Blue Warbler, Birds page (2017-05-20)
- Barn Swallow, Birds page (2017-05-18)
- Scarlet Tanager Birds page (2017-05-15)
- American Black Duck Birds page (2017-04-28)
- Song Sparrow Birds page (2017-04-26)
- Northern Flicker Birds page (2017-04-26)
- Bufflehead, Birds page (2017-04-22)
- Red-winged Blackbird, Birds page (2017-04-17)
- Red-tailed Hawk, Birds page (2017-04-16)
- Cedar Waxwing, Birds page (2017-04-11)
- Red-bellied Woodpecker, Birds page (2017-04-07)
- Great Blue Heron, Birds page (2017-04-05)
- Dark-eyed Junco, Birds page (2017-04-02)
- Red fox, Fauna page (2017-04-01)
- Tufted Titmouse, Birds page (2017-03-30)
- Savannah Sparrow, Birds page (2017-03-25)
- White-throated Sparrow, Birds page (2017-03-25)
- Northern Shrike, Birds page (2017-03-22)
- Eastern Screech-Owl, Birds page (2017-03-20)
- Northern Pintail, Birds page (2017-03-11)
- Common Goldeneye, Birds page (2017-03-03)
- Common Merganser, Birds page (2017-03-01)
- Great Gray Owl, Birds page (2017-02-07)
- Snow Bunting, Birds page (2017-01-31)
- Rock Pigeon, Birds page (2017-01-31)
- Black-capped Chickadee, Birds page (2017-01-25)
- American Robin, Birds page (2017-01-08)
- Sanderling, Birds page (2017-01-03)

Year 2016 :

- Barred Owl, Birds page (2016-12-30)
- Snow goose, Birds page (2016-11-29)
- Snow goose video (2016-11-24)
- Common Loon, Birds page (2016-11-05)
- Hudsonian Godwit, Birds page (2016-10-19)
- Aurora Borealis Astronomy page (2016-10-14)
- Spotted Sandpiper, Birds page (2016-10-08)
- Semipalmated Plover Birds page (2016-10-04)
- Northern Harrier Birds page (2016-10-02)
- Peregrin Falcon Birds page (2016-09-24)
- Solitary Sandpiper Birds page (2016-09-12)
- Greater Yellowlegs Birds page (2016-09-09)
- Least Sandpiper Birds page (2016-09-07)
- Black Guillemot Birds page (2016-08-28)
- Razorbill Birds page (2016-08-12)
- Atlantic Puffin Birds page (2016-08-10)
- Sora Birds page (2016-07-25)
- Humpback Whale Fauna page (2016-07-18)
- Common Grackle Birds page (2016-07-16)
- House Wren, Birds page (2016-07-14)
- Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Birds page (2016-07-12)
- Eastern Wood-Pewee Birds page (2016-07-11)
- Black-throated Green Warbler Birds page (2016-07-10)
- Northern Parula, Birds page (2016-07-09)
- Common garter snake Fauna page (2016-07-09)
- Dragonflie in flight, Insects page (2016-07-08)
- Whip-poor-will Birds page (2016-07-06)
- Tree Swallow Birds page (2016-07-02)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler, Birds page (2016-07-01)
- Rose-breasted Grosbeak Birds page (2016-06-21)
- American Redstart Birds page (2016-06-18)
- Bay-breasted Warbler, Birds page (2016-06-11)
- Tennessee Warbler, Birds page (2016-06-08)
- Black-and-white Warbler, Birds page (2016-06-06)
- Cape May Warbler, Birds page (2016-06-05)
- Baltimore Oriole, Birds page (2016-05-31)
- Nashville Warbler, Birds page (2016-05-25)
- Blue Jay, Birds page (2016-05-24)
- Palm Warbler, Birds page (2016-05-23)
- Red-winged Blackbird, Birds page (2016-05-07)
- Willet, Birds page (2016-05-02)
- White Peackock, Insects page (2016-04-23)
- Little Blue Heron, Birds page (2016-04-02)
- Purple Gallinule, Birds page (2016-03-28)
- Bohemian Waxwing, Birds page (2016-03-25)
- Double-crested Cormorant, Birds page (2016-02-28)
- American Kestrel, Birds page (2016-01-04)
- Brown Pelican, Birds page (2016-01-02)

Year 2015 :

- Supermoon eclipse Astronomy page (2015-10-04)
- Cats Fauna page (2015-10-04)
- Marsh Wren Birds page (2015-06-07)
- Turtle fauna page (2015-05-31)
- Mute Swan Birds page (2015-05-30)
- Purple Martin Birds page (2015-05-30)
- Common Yellowthroat Birds page (2015-05-30)
- Laughing Gull Birds page (2015-05-30)
- Least Tern Birds page (2015-05-15)

Year 2014 :

- Nature is speaking (2014-10-18)
- Spruce Grouse Birds page (2014-08-04)
- Ruby-throated Hummingbird Birds page (2014-07-01)

Year 2013 :

- Jamaica, travels page (2013-05-14)
- Red-billed Streamertail, Birds page (2013-05-13)
- Crab fauna page (2013-05-13)
- Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Birds page (2013-05-13)
- White-breasted Nuthatch, Birds page (2013-05-13)

Year 2012 :

- Red Fox fauna page (2012-12-26)
- Painted lady butterfly, Insects page (2012-10-27)
- Greater Shearwater, Birds page (2012-08-18)
- Risso's daulphin, fauna page (2012-08-17)
- Magdalen Islands (Québec), travels page (2012-08-12)
- White-winged Crossbil Birds page (2012-08-05)
- Short-tailed Swallowtail, Insects page (2012-07-28)
- Northern Gannet Birds page (2012-07-08)
- Piping Plover Birds page (2012-07-02)
- Common Yellowthroat Birds page (2012-06-20)
- Indigo Bunting, Birds page (2012-06-19)
- Eastern Screech-Owl, Partners page (2012-06-03)
- Oiseaux de proie du Québec, Partners page (2012-05-25)
- Evening of the wise ones (2012-05-19)
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Birds page (2012-05-13)
- Crocus, Flore page (2012-05-13)
- American Crow, Birds page (2012-05-10)
- Great Horned Owl, Birds page (2012-05-06)
- Chipmunk fauna page (2012-03-22)
- Short-billed Dowitcher, Birds page (2012-02-20)
- Alligator - 7 new photos, Fauna page (2012-02-14)
- Killdeer, Birds page (2012-02-13)
- Nature portal (updated) (2012-02-06)
- Song Sparrow Birds page (2012-01-22)
- Canada Goose Birds page (2012-01-19)
- Ring-necked Duck, Birds page (2012-01-15)
- St-Bruno national park, Landscapes page (2012-01-11)
- Squirrel, Fauna page (2012-01-05)
- American Robin Birds page (2012-01-02)

Year 2011 :

- White-tailed Deer fauna page (2011-12-23)
- Eastern Screech-Owl, Birds page (2011-12-22)
- Pileated Woodpecker Birds page (2011-12-11)
- Cats world, (2011-12-05)
- Jupiter and the moon, Astronomy page (2011-12-03)
- 4 pictures for Cap sur les pôles, Partners page (2011-12-01)
- Wild mushrooms Flore page (2011-11-30)
- Guide des oiseaux de bords de mer, Partners page (2011-11-25)
- House Finch, Birds page (2011-11-18)
- Downy Woodpecker, Birds page (2011-11-11)
- New trail at mont St-Bruno (2011-11-08)
- Pied-billed Grebe, Birds page (2011-10-28)
- Eastern Bluebird Birds page (2011-10-25)
- Golden-crowned Kinglet Birds page (2011-10-24)
- Hairy Woodpecker, Birds page (2011-10-20)
- One picture for Sail Plein Air, Partners page (2011-09-25)
- Two pictures for Nature Sauvage, Partners page (2011-09-04)
- Aurora borealis (2011-08-06)
- Turkey Vulture, Birds page (2011-08-03)
- One of Nature's powers: lightning (2011-08-02)
- Ring-billed Gull, Birds page (2011-07-28)
- Guestbook added in the revised menu (2011-07-21)
- Mallard, Birds page (2011-07-20)
- Belted Kingfisher Birds page (2011-07-15)
- Happy birthday Mr Hubert Reeves (2011-07-13)
- American Black Duck Birds page (2011-07-12)
- U2 360 - A night to remember in Montréal (2011-07-08)
- Humanité et Biodiversité, a new link in left margin (2011-06-29)
- Bullfrog, Fauna page (2011-06-28)
- Cape Cod, USA, travels page (2011-06-16)
- American Goldfinch, Birds page (2011-06-05)
- Ovenbird, Birds page (2011-06-01)
- American Wigeon, Birds page (2011-04-10)
- Brown Creeper, Birds page (2011-04-10)
- Imminent ecological disaster on Mount St-Bruno (2011-04-06)
- Iceberg (2011-04-03)
- About, a new tab on the menu (2011-03-27)
- Fantastic video of Saturn (2011-03-21)
- Human, a suicidal bacteria? David Suzuki (2011-03-21)
- Cory's Shearwater Birds page (2011-03-18)
- Partners back on the menu (2011-03-17)
- Alpine Ibex fauna page (2011-03-15)
- Creation of a new Guestbook! (2011-03-01)
- Black-crowned Night Heron Birds page (2011-03-01)
- 'Portfolio' back on the menu (2011-02-25)
- Common Redpoll Birds page (2011-02-23)
- Jocelyne, we are with you ! (2011-02-21)
- Herring Gull Birds page (2011-02-17)
- Two "100 pics" montages (170k + 456k) (2011-02-14)
- Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin Fauna page (2011-01-31)
- Message of hope from Dalai Lama: Fraternity (2011-01-27)
- FindNature.com on iPhone, iTouch and iPad (2011-01-23)
- Vole fauna page (2011-01-23)

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