nubbsgalore:

the wwf’s living planet report 2014, which discovered that we’ve lost half of all the world’s wildlife in the past fourty years, showed more specifically that the population of common dormice dropped by 43 percent between 1993 and 2010.

not only are dormice vulnerable to habitat loss, but they’re hesitant to cross open fields, and the grubbing out of hedgerows in recent decades has removed the wildlife corridors between woods that has allowed the dormice to move more freely to new habitat.  

dormice have very specialized diets of berries and nuts, and with less habitat they are unable to seek out enough food to fatten up before their six month hibernation (which was featured in these two posts). 

photos by (click pic) andrea zampatti, richard austin xmiroslav hlávkobengt lundberg, david kjaer and ingo ardnt

oh-totoro:

From 4th October 2014 to 1st March 2015, the Art Ludique-Le Musée in Paris unveils 1,300 original drawings of famous Japanese studio.My Neighbour Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Pom Poko, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbours the Yamadas, Spirited Away, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, The Wind Rises, The Tale of Princess Kaguya - all films whose beautiful drawings and animation, as well as the extraordinary screenplay, are widely recognized and admired worldwide. To understand the creative genius of Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, the authors of these masterpieces, to unlock the secrets of their animation and share their artistic emotions, this exceptional exhibition will present nearly 30 years of original drawings by Studio Ghibli, through 1300 layouts produced at the studios. For the first time in Europe, the public will be able to admire these layouts that are the genesis of all studio productions and prefigure what we see on the big screen, all the graphic material that is essential to animation process. For Isao Takahata, the layout is the key component in the production of an animated film. For every film, the layouts define the atmosphere of a scene, the decoration, composition, attitude and expression of the characters. This exhibition will show these beautiful drawings for the first time to the European public and pay tribute to the remarkable artistic qualities of Studio Ghibli. For Hayao Miyazaki: “Animation is an illusion and the public is curious to see how it will dazzle.” What secrets will this journey into the designs of Takahata and Miyazaki reveal? Isao Takahata replied: “It depends on the imagination of every visitor.”After the prestigious exhibitions “Pixar: 25 Years of Animation” and “The Art of Marvel Super-Heroes”, this new Art Ludique-Le Musée exhibition “Drawings from Studio Ghibli: The secrets of layouts for understanding the animation of Takahata and Miyazaki” is a great opportunity to showcase the creators of these worlds that mark our imagination, and to introduce the public to the key artistic aspect which is at the source of these works that make you dream.Link: http://artludique.com/ghibli

oh-totoro:

From 4th October 2014 to 1st March 2015, the Art Ludique-Le Musée in Paris unveils 1,300 original drawings of famous Japanese studio.

My Neighbour Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Pom Poko, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbours the Yamadas, Spirited Away, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, The Wind Rises, The Tale of Princess Kaguya - all films whose beautiful drawings and animation, as well as the extraordinary screenplay, are widely recognized and admired worldwide.

To understand the creative genius of Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, the authors of these masterpieces, to unlock the secrets of their animation and share their artistic emotions, this exceptional exhibition will present nearly 30 years of original drawings by Studio Ghibli, through 1300 layouts produced at the studios.

For the first time in Europe, the public will be able to admire these layouts that are the genesis of all studio productions and prefigure what we see on the big screen, all the graphic material that is essential to animation process. For Isao Takahata, the layout is the key component in the production of an animated film. For every film, the layouts define the atmosphere of a scene, the decoration, composition, attitude and expression of the characters. This exhibition will show these beautiful drawings for the first time to the European public and pay tribute to the remarkable artistic qualities of Studio Ghibli.

For Hayao Miyazaki: “Animation is an illusion and the public is curious to see how it will dazzle.” What secrets will this journey into the designs of Takahata and Miyazaki reveal? Isao Takahata replied: “It depends on the imagination of every visitor.”

After the prestigious exhibitions “Pixar: 25 Years of Animation” and “The Art of Marvel Super-Heroes”, this new Art Ludique-Le Musée exhibition “Drawings from Studio Ghibli: The secrets of layouts for understanding the animation of Takahata and Miyazaki” is a great opportunity to showcase the creators of these worlds that mark our imagination, and to introduce the public to the key artistic aspect which is at the source of these works that make you dream.

Link: http://artludique.com/ghibli

(Source: oh-totoro, via everythingghibli)

malformalady:

Van covered in vegetation on the abandoned island of Ikeshima, Japan. The island of Ikeshima, lies on top of an enormous reserve of undersea coal. Starting in 1959, a local business began moving workers to the island to mine the coal, a lucrative operation that eventually moved 8000 people to the top of this absurdly tiny (600-meter radius) island. Vast apartment complexes from this period are still standing today and are open for your exploration.

malformalady:

Van covered in vegetation on the abandoned island of Ikeshima, Japan. The island of Ikeshima, lies on top of an enormous reserve of undersea coal. Starting in 1959, a local business began moving workers to the island to mine the coal, a lucrative operation that eventually moved 8000 people to the top of this absurdly tiny (600-meter radius) island. Vast apartment complexes from this period are still standing today and are open for your exploration.

(via labyrinthofmisery)

mayaamoran:

marauders4evr:

dont-just-go-pink:

October is the awareness month for every single one of these!

Don’t just go pink!

SIGNAL BOOST!

Signal boost like there’s no tomorrow!

I have faith in you tumblr!

We can raise awareness for the awarenesses!

We can do this!

I have celiac disease and this is the first time ive EVER seen it being supported besides the little groups of people who all have it. This actually means a lot because it isn’t just a joke or diet its legit. THIS IS WHY I FUCKING LOVE TUMBLR

(via anarchysibling)