Biodiversity blogs

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  • Mike Shanahan's picture

    Better communication is key to wise use of Nature's riches

    Mike Shanahan 19 October 2010

    To ensure that nature's goods and services can continue to support human wellbeing, we need better communication about why biodiversity is important, what its decline means and what can be done about it.

  • Will biodiversity loss break the bank?

    Barbara Kiser 9 March 2010

    Is the biodiversity drain speeding up? As Juliette Jowit reports in a recent Guardian, a study by Simon Stuart of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Species Survival Commission reveals that humans are driving extinctions ‘faster than new species can evolve’.

    That might not surprise some in Madagascar — the California-sized ‘eighth continent’ off Africa’s southeastern coast, and a crucible of species from lemurs to octopus trees. This positively sizzling biodiversity hotspot is in danger of becoming little more than a barren political minefield.

    All of which strikes a bleak note in this, the International Year of Biodiversity.

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    Bushmeat stew: complexities of a shadowy trade

    Emma Blackmore 1 February 2010

    It’s hard for some to imagine sitting down to a meal of baboon, green monkey and warthog meat.