Biodiversity Media Alliance

Linking Journalism with the Web of Life

The Biodiversity Media Alliance aims to boost the quantity and quality of media coverage of biodiversity issues.


IIED, IUCN and Internews created this site to build bridges between journalists and their sources. To learn more about how to use the site, and suggest any ways to improve it, please read and comment on the introductory blog post.


The online toolkit includes 50 topic pages about specific environmental issues including many related to biodiversity. Each includes background information, reporting tips, case studies and examples of good coverage. The toolkit also has pages on key reporting skills, a glossary and links to other resources. Click here to visit the toolkit.

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Blog Posts

2021: Time to make change happen

Posted by Anne Schulthess on February 10, 2021 at 16:29

Development and Climate Days 2020

Posted by Anne Schulthess on November 27, 2020 at 11:58

IIED at London Climate Action Week, November 2020

Posted by Anne Schulthess on November 11, 2020 at 16:10

Biodiversity newsletter launch

Posted by Anne Schulthess on April 3, 2020 at 16:44

Fish, the ignored wildlife on our plates

Posted by Malaka Rodrigo on March 3, 2020 at 1:51





Latest Activity

Anne Schulthess posted a blog post

WEBINAR: Beating the biopirates? A journalist's guide to biodiversity access and benefit-sharing

There’s a multi-billion-dollar yearly trade in medicines, foodstuffs and industrial products derived from plants, animals, fungi and bacteria. But many such products have been commercialised without any of the profits returning to the countries and communities whose biodiversity and traditional knowledge made the innovation possible. And in some cases, biological…See More
Feb 22
Anne Schulthess posted a blog post

2021: Time to make change happen

Now is the time to make change happen. This year IIED and partners will deliver excellent research:* To show how conserving biodiversity protects livelihoods as well as nature* To make the case for a fair high seas treaty that benefits everyone while protecting marine life, and * To get money where it matters so poorer communities can access funds and adapt to climate change — because these communities know what works.Uncertainty will continue. But, together, we can shape the future, and create…See More
Feb 10
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Feb 9
Anne Schulthess posted a blog post

PROJECT: Debt swaps for climate and nature outcomes in West Africa

We urgently need to address the triple crisis of debt distress, biodiversity loss and climate change. This project will scope how this could be done through debt swaps for nature and climate outcomes in four countries in coastal West Africa.IIED will work with governments and civil society in Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal and with public and private…See More
Feb 9
Anne Schulthess posted a blog post
Dec 15, 2020
Anne Schulthess posted a blog post

Development and Climate Days 2020

Usually held each year alongside the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC, D&C Days is hosted in partnership, using a dynamic format that encourages dialogue on a range of issues that link policy, knowledge and practice for climate ambition.This year's event will be part of the Understanding Risk Forum 2020 (UR2020), the…See More
Nov 27, 2020
Anne Schulthess posted a blog post

IIED at London Climate Action Week, November 2020

IIED and partners are participating in London Climate Action Week, a week-long digital event from 14-20 November 2020. This is the second series of London Climate Action Week events this year, with IIED again taking part following the successful series in July 2020. This week of events falls on the dates when the UN climate summit (COP26) was originally scheduled, and is…See More
Nov 11, 2020
Anne Schulthess posted a blog post

Indigenous Peoples’ food systems hold the key to feeding humanity

Modern food and farming systems are fundamentally unsustainable. They contribute around a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and are responsible for almost 60% of global biodiversity loss. They are degrading the natural resources – water, soils, genetic resources – needed to sustain agricultural production.A recent workshop hosted by IIED and Royal Botanic…See More
Oct 23, 2020

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