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

Look Who’s Helping Olive Ridley

Posted by Manipadma Jena on March 28, 2014 at 8:54

Provinces get their own butterflies

Posted by Malaka Rodrigo on March 12, 2014 at 16:04

Ankutta join list of endemic fish

Posted by Malaka Rodrigo on March 12, 2014 at 15:59

Busines Unusual for the Energy Sector

Posted by Kris Rampersad on January 20, 2014 at 19:15







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Malaka Rodrigo posted a blog post

Pink Trumpet unfolds petals for traditional New Year

Erabudu is the flower of the Avurudu season but you will hardly be able to find erabadu these days. Instead, rosy trumpet (tabebuia) flowers bloom, marking the onset of the New Year season becoming the messenger of Biodiversity to announce the dawn of the spring. (photos by Susantha Udagedara) This is the famous sakura flower season in Japan with thousands of cherry trees in full bloom. The cherry trees shed their leaves in winter and in spring become fully covered by white or pink blooms,…See More
Apr 17
SOPISDEW Cameroon posted a blog post


prunus.jpgOn the right flange of the winding road leading to Oku from Babungo is an extension of the ‘Shingaa Community Forest’’; one amongst the forests managed under the Community Forest Management (CFM) tenure system in Oku. This scene located on the slopes of the Kilum Mountain in the North West Region of Cameroon is an…See More
Apr 13
Malaka Rodrigo posted a blog post

Garden lizard gains an elite relative from a Sri Lankan forest

The The common green garden lizard that belongs to the Agamid lizard family this week gained a new relative that brings to 19 the number of spcies in this group, 16 of them endemic to Sri Lanka. new addition is been a result of strenuous scientific analysis under difficult conditions by young researchers Thasun Amarasinghe and Sameera Suranjan Karunaratne.This lizard lives in the forests in the Knuckles Range. It had been misidentified as the Crestless Lizard – Calotes liocephalus. Studying the…See More
Apr 12
Antonio BRUNORI is now a member of Biodiversity Media Alliance
Apr 4
Rene M Paley is now a member of Biodiversity Media Alliance
Apr 1
Ayele Kebede Gebreyes is now a member of Biodiversity Media Alliance
Mar 28
Manipadma Jena posted a blog post

Look Who’s Helping Olive Ridley

Look Who's Helping Olive RidleyBy Manipadma Jena, IPS | March 27, 2014" alt="Disoriented by land illuminations, landward straying Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings are collected by the community and released safely into the sea. Credit: Bivash Pandav/IPS." height="408" width="629" />Disoriented by land illuminations, landward…See More
Mar 28
Rohana Konara is now a member of Biodiversity Media Alliance
Mar 23

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