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Biodiversity fans, Planeta is a biodiversity-content-rich website highlighting the diverse natural world as well as our cultural connections and obligations. Check out our coverage of the Biodiversity Heritage Library, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the IUCN and other initiatives and institutions. This website is dedicated to efforts around the globe of valuing nature – local, regional, and global. Planeta.com’s Biodiversity 2021 is our curated reader featuring news, videos, and resources focusing on the fabric of life in 2021. Hashtag: #biodiversity2021

Top tip: Don’t wait for 2030 to start learning to live in harmony with nature now.

Questions = Preguntas

  • What’s new? = ¿Qué hay de nuevo? = Quoi de neuf?
  • Are there ways to participate in this conversation? = ¿Hay formas de participar en esta conversación? = Existe-t-il des moyens de participer à cette conversation?
  • What are examples of biodiversity restoration? = ¿Cuáles son ejemplos de restauración de la biodiversidad? = Quels sont les exemples de restauration de la biodiversité?

‘They saw bigger things’: Richard Leakey, Edward O Wilson and Thomas Lovejoy remembered
This legendary 92-year-old biologist has some advice for saving Earth
Bezos pledges $2 billion to help restore natural habitats
Billionaires like Jeff Bezos are throwing money at biodiversity. Will it work?
The case against the concept of biodiversity – Clare Fieseler/Vox @ClareFieseler
UN plan would protect 30% of oceans and land to stem extinctions – New Scientist
Could debt be used to drive nature restoration?@terrytownshend

EO Wilson
E.O. Wilson, naturalist dubbed a modern-day Darwin, dies at 92 – Reuters
Leading American naturalist EO Wilson, dubbed ‘Darwin’s heir’, dies at 92 – BBC
E.O. Wilson, famed entomologist and pioneer in the field of sociobiology, dies at 92 – NPR
E.O. Wilson’s lifelong passion for ants helped him teach humans about how to live sustainably with nature – Conversation
Edward O. Wilson (1929–2021) – Science

Thomas Lovejoy

September BioCon

September 22-23 Virtual Event


People, Prosperity, and the Planet: Biodiversity & Cities

Cities have an enormous role to play in enhancing biodiversity, both within their boundaries and far beyond city limits—especially in the global south, where biodiversity is richest and urbanization fastest. On May 26 and 27, 2021, the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative hosted expert speakers from around the world for “Biodiversity & Cities,” a “People, Prosperity & the Planet” event.

Biodiversity 2050


Biodiversity 2050: The Convention on Biological Diversity and a world living in harmony with nature
The Convention on Biological Diversity’s ‘2050 Vision’ aims to achieve a world that is ‘living in harmony with nature.’ Yet biodiversity is threatened globally to an extent never before witnessed in human history. Today, we sit on the brink of the possible realization of a significant shift in the operation of the convention: the projected conclusion of the CBD’s post-2020 framework when parties meet in Kunming, China for the 15th Conference of the Parties. Can this process move the CBD from an instrument of aspiration to one of action? Dr Michelle Lim is Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Law School and was a fellow on the IPBES Global Assessment.

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One Planet Summit
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