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Headlines
Biodiversity Crisis Explained – Vox
If conservationists want business to be part of the solution, we also have to change@mij_matt @unepwcmc
Destrucción neta de biodiversidad – La Jornada
New biodiversity chief to UN Secretary-General wants biodiversity mainstreamed
http://www.nature.org/newsfeatures/pressreleases/only-a-handful-of-countries-on-track-to-meet-their-biodiversity-goals.xml
http://biographic.com/posts/sto/the-shortfalls-of-biodiversity – @bioGraphic @pkareiva
http://abc.net.au/news/2016-12-28/landmark-changes-to-nsw-land-clearing-laws/8123918
http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms12747
https://twitter.com/NatureEcoEvo/status/771299486064926721
Assessing the Cost of Global Biodiversity and Conservation Knowledge@IUCNscience
Biodiversity greater inside Earth’s protected areas, study finds – Guardian
Local biodiversity is higher inside than outside terrestrial protected areas worldwide – Nature.com
It’s always a joy to discover a new species. But there is a downside… @nijhuism @guardianeco
Ecologists Can’t Beat Invasive Species, So They’re Joining Them
Too Much Gloom in Scicomm? Or… Let’s Celebrate Conservation Successes!@Dr_AnnaM
Halting biodiversity loss is a win for all@KarmenuVella
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5746_en.htmPDF
http://blog.biodiversitylibrary.org/2015/04/got-in-copyright-content.html
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-is-biodiversity-so-important-kim-preshoff
http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2015/02/04/the-bright-side-of-indigenous-urbanization-for-biodiversity
UN biodiversity report highlights failure to meet conservation targets
Park Science Special Issue on Biodiversity@NatlParkService
http://pubs.iied.org/14627IIED.html@IIED
Crowdsourcing biodiversity: Citizen Science comes of age
Making people know value of biodiversity biggest challenge: National Biodiversity Authority
http://phys.org/wire-news/145039816/missouri-botanical-garden-aims-to-improve-access-to-digital-text.html
https://theconversation.com/spotting-the-collapse-of-a-species-before-it-happens-14533
Indigenous peoples urge action on biodiversity loss – tangata whenua
Two ‘Green Lists’ Will Mark Conservationists’ Successes
Many Nevada species in danger of going extinct
Mission to map 10 million species in 50 years
Mobile phone apps for agricultural biodiversity
Museum Victoria’s Field guide app out now
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0044134
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0043757

Twitter
https://twitter.com/ronmader/lists/biodiversity
https://twitter.com/unepwcmc/lists/the-unep-wcmc-team
@CBDNews
@UNDPbiofin
@BioDivLibrary
@RichardMcLellan
@profterryhughes
@IUCNscience
@Conabio
@BiodiversityNew
@BioversityInt
@BiodivKnowledge
@CristianaPascaP
@mremae
@UNBiodiversity
@CBDLifeWeb
@eol
@GBIF
@SPIRAL_project
@Biodiversity_be
@biodivcivsoc
@clalyc
@JRSBiodiversity
@GYBN_CBD
@CenterForBioDiv
@ipbes
@CristianaPascaP
@thetoonguy
@mij_matt
@unepwcmc
@TerryCollinsTC

Media
biodiversitymedia.ning.com
terrycollinsassociates.com@TerryCollinsTC

Blog
What are the pros and cons of biodiversity offsets?
International Day of Biodiversity
Aichi Targets

Bioacoustics
Bioacoustics approaches in biodiversity inventories@KlausRiede

Conservation Finance Alliance
http://www.conservationfinancealliance.org
https://twitter.com/conservfinance
https://www.facebook.com/conservationfinance

Marketing Indigenous Tourism / Biodiversity Workshop
Buzzword Bingo: Biodiversity Bingo

Buzzword Bingo
Aichi – Animals – BiodiversityBiophiliaCarl von LinnéCITES – Conservation – Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) – Destruction – Ecology – EcosystemEthnobotanyExtinction – Fauna – Flora – FPIC – Habitat – HealthHotspot – Indicator Species – IPBES – Islands – KBAs (Key Biodiversity Areas) – Keystone Species – Life – LocalMammalsnbsaps – Species – Trophic LevelWildlife

Keystone species = A species that has a disproportionate effect on its environment relative to its biomass. Such species affect many other organisms in an ecosystem and help to determine the types and numbers of various other species in a community. Such an organism plays a role in its ecosystem that is analogous to the role of a keystone in an arch. While the keystone is under the least pressure of any of the stones in an arch, the arch still collapses without it. – Wikipedia

Recommended listening
Biodiversity linked to human health

Tracing Wallace – Nineteenth century English naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace was a close confidant of Charles Darwin and a pallbearer at his funeral.

Quotes
Discovering a new species isn’t like finding out you have more money in the bank than you thought. It’s like discovering an irreplaceable book in the library – just as you start to smell the smoke.
– Michelle Nijhuis, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/02/giant-centipede-peacock-spiders-new-species-environment
https://twitter.com/nijhuism

When we look at Target 11 of the Aichi agreement from last year’s Conference of the Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity, we see an enormous task ahead of us. Target 11 raises the proportion of the terrestrial surface in nationally designated terrestrial protected areas from 12.7% to 17% by 2020. This is, if my math is correct, an area nearly the size of Australia to be added to the globe’s protected area network. Think of it this way, using the average size of protected areas in the World Database on Protected Areas, this requires adding over 55,000 new areas in eight years. Think of the institutional and political commitment to this. Think of the number of managers and rangers that will be needed to be educated and trained. Think of the stress on current educational institutions to provide the courses and offerings needed for the thousands of people working there. Think of the tourism development challenges and opportunities that tens of thousands of new protected areas offer. The tourism industry needs to not just engage a discussion here, but also how to lead an authentic critical discussion, which will not only strengthen their industry and its capabilities to be a socially progressive one, but also greatly assist in making it a more desirable working place. – Steve McCool

Significantly, 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity is in the territories of indigenous peoples, who constitute 4% of the world’s population. This is a fact worth noting to understand why sacred lands are key for biodiversity and human rights protection at a time when climate crises are destroying livelihoods and leading to unprecedented migration and displacement. “In a world where indigenous spirituality is misunderstood and invisible, it’s an historic moment that a four-hour-long film series about sacred land struggles and indigenous peoples’ rights is being broadcast in the U.S.,” says Toby McLeod, director of the films. “While the media mostly ignores this issue, indigenous-led grassroots movements like Idle No More are flowering and are framing their own narrative, unfiltered, on social media,” he says. The Sacred Land Film Project’s Facebook page had over 200,000 views this week alone. It is a testament to how independent filmmakers, alternative media, and indigenous advocates are changing the story by sharing examples of powerful counter-narratives and resistances in the face of unregulated capitalism, land grabs and climate change.
Changing the Narrative – Rucha Chitnis

The only way to conserve the overwhelming mass of biodiversity is to adopt larger-scale approaches at the levels of ecosystems and landscapes.
– Geoff Park, Conservation: Extinction Wave or Healing Tide?

We are not human in a vacuum. We need to embrace this land so that it can embrace us.
– Sally Morgan, Awaye

We’re destroying the book of life before we’ve read it.
– Bob May, cited in Controlling the future

If managed sustainably, World Heritage sites can give tourists the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful places that the world has to offer while benefitting the natural environment at the same time.
– Giulia Carbone, Deputy Director of IUCN’s Global Business and Biodiversity Programme, Top Ten Tips

It’s only life afterall.
– Indigo Girls, Closer to Fine

Center for Biological Diversity
http://www.biologicaldiversity.org
http://greatnonprofits.org/org/center-for-biological-diversity-inc
@CenterForBioDiv

Elsewhere
UK Biodiversity Indicators
http://www.biodiversityfinance.net@UNDPbiofin
http://www.biodiversity.ox.ac.uk
http://en.wordpress.com/tag/biodiversity
http://www.earthsky.org/interviewhome/biodiversity
http://www.eol.org
http://blog.eol.org
http://indianbiodiversitytalk.blogspot.inhttps://plus.google.com/106746963119811694527/posts
http://www.tripline.net/topic/Biodiversity
http://www.latinamerica.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/Environment%20and%20Energy/biodiversity/Report_ENG.pdf
http://www.biodiversidad.gob.mx
http://jrsbiodiversity.org@JRSBiodiversity
http://www.biologicaldiversity.orghttp://dontbeadrip.org@CenterForBioDiv

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Edward Osborne Wilson

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