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. For more information contact

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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

From starvation deaths to surplus

Posted by Basudev Mahapatra on November 15, 2014 at 19:00

Communicating Biodiversity #cbdcop12

Posted by ron mader on October 10, 2014 at 3:22

Citizen Science: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Posted by Michael Bear on July 13, 2014 at 3:22

Hunger strike of bank fishermen in Mauritius

Posted by vina ballgobin on June 19, 2014 at 18:59


Posted by Ceen Foundation on April 21, 2014 at 15:53







Latest Activity

Basudev Mahapatra posted a blog post

From starvation deaths to surplus

Farmers of Kashipur region in Odisha revived traditional practices to deal with ecological ruin and malnutritionGROWING CROPS had never been easy in Kashipur. Farmers practised shifting cultivation, depending on rains to produce whatever little was possible on the rocky slopes. But with onslaught of bauxite mining, large…See More
Nov 15
Manuel Sanchez is now a member of Biodiversity Media Alliance
Nov 9
ron mader posted a blog post

Communicating Biodiversity #cbdcop12

Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, hosts the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity October 6-17.This event is one the most important on the globe for those keen on protectingbiodiversity. When reports estimate losses of 40 percent of all land and sea animals since 1970, an action plan needs to be crafted yesterday.The South Korea conference…See More
Oct 10
Profile IconBethelehem Ketema and Md Rafiqul Islam joined Biodiversity Media Alliance
Oct 5
Izzy Phillips posted blog posts
Aug 13
Veronika Lenarz joined Mike Shanahan's group
Jul 31
Veronika Lenarz posted an event

Logo of 11th Meeting of the CMS Conference of the Parties Released at Quito, Ecuador

November 4, 2014 to November 9, 2014
Bonn, 29 July 2014 - Four months prior to the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11), the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS) presents the logo of this UN wildlife conference, which will take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 4 to 9 November 2015. The logo includes a range of species covered by the Convention by depicting avian, marine and terrestrial migratory animals. It also features the national colours of Ecuador, the host country of COP11.Governments,…See More
Jul 31
Malaka Rodrigo posted a blog post

Biologist warn of early stages of Earth's sixth mass extinction event

Date:July 24, 2014Source:Stanford UniversitySummary:The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point. Scientists caution that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event. Since 1500, more than 320 terrestrial vertebrates have become extinct. Populations of the remaining…See More
Jul 25

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