What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Access and benefit sharing, Agriculture, Biodiversity targets, Biotechnology, CBD negotiations, Communicating biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Education, Endangered species, Faith and biodiversity, Forests, Invasive species, Oceans, Poverty and biodiversity, Protected areas, Taxonomy, Trade and biodiversity, Traditional knowledge, Urban biodiversity, Wetlands
What languages do you speak?
English and a little Spanish
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I now work at the International Institute for Environment and Development but have previously been both a science journalist (SciDev.Net), rainforest biologist (PhD research in Borneo and Papua New Guinea) and book illustrator (Extraordinary Animals by Ross Piper). I am most interested in finding ways to communicate about biodiversity in ways that people can really relate to.
"Cremation is relatively new in Africa.However Some countries on the continent are complaining about lack of space to bury the dead. The Lagos state House of Assembly in Nigeria has passed a bill to encourage voluntary cremation but the state…"
My best wishes to all working to make Biodiversity information and developments reach the communities all over the world.Congratulations on launch of Biodiversity Media Alliance.
I am always wishing and hoping one day links and websites such as Biodiversity Media Alliance- in Biodiversity information and developments will allow scientists, journalists, parliamentarians, financial institutions , IGOs, NGOS together with local communities rich with traditional and indigenous knowledge, and governments to bring solutions to persisting conflicts in our world. My heartiest congratulations on the launch of BMA. Promila Kapoor-Vijay
Thank you for creating this great website Mike! Once ecoReserve launches its micro-conservation website next month (create your own nature reserve online for as little as $25), we will be looking for volunteer bloggers and contributing writers who can communicate about biodiversity in a way that people can relate to. If you or anyone else is interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also currently seeking advisors for our conservation, restoration and sustainable agriculture programs for our pilot project in the Panamanian rainforest. Some info about us: http://ecoreserve.org/docs/ExecutiveSummary.pdf