Memorialising Biodiversity Loss: a Project for Europe
The Sixth Mass Extinction is underway, and few people understand or care. We should at least acknowledge what we have done, learn from our mistakes, reduce the scale of the damage, and understand how to treat the world better in future. The Biodiversity Memorial would encourage the growth of awareness and understanding among peoples and down the generations.Written by Julian Caldecott on 24 Nov 2009, at 12:50 (2 Comments)
Two major actions have taken place to preserve biodiversity:Written by Karl Jaeger on 23 Feb 2009, at 15:03 (0 Comments)
• The EU backed 2006 Biodiversity Communication and Action Plan - aiming to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2010
• The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), published in 2005. This provided a comprehensive appraisal of the consequence of ecosystem change for human well-being.
The 6th mass extinction
Biodiversity (biological diversity) is ‘the variety and variability among living organisms and the ecological complexes in which they occur'. In other words, the variety of different species and ecosystems on the planet.Written by Karl Jaeger on 23 Feb 2009, at 13:39 (1 Comment)
We urgently need to reverse rapid biodiversity loss.
Biodiversity - Tropical Rainforests
In our current planet rainforests are being destroyed at an alarming rate. Every year, according to the United States National Academy of Science, over 20 million hectares of rainforest are being destroyed every year equivalent to the size of England, Scotland and Wales combined. The rainforests of the Ivory Coast have almost been completely logged. Only half of the worlds rainforest exist compared to 1800s.Written by Maxine Fay Miller on 28 Nov 2008, at 15:55 (1 Comment)