Entangled in the web of life: biodiversity and the media

Biodiversity — the variety of genes, species and ecosystems on the planet — is disappearing faster than at any time since the demise of the dinosaurs. The implications are profound, for humanity and for our efforts to tackle poverty and climate change. Yet the media has under-reported this urgent environmental challenge, partly because researchers and policymakers have failed to communicate the issues in a way that is relevant to most people. This briefing explains why biodiversity loss will be an increasingly important story in the coming years. It suggests ways for journalists to improve their reporting and make it mean more to their audiences.
 
IIED code:
17037IIED 
Published:
May 2008 - IIED 
Theme:
Biodiversity 
Keyword:
Biodiversity and conservation 
Details:
4 pages (Briefing) 
Language:
English  
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