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.
Last year I brought you the story of Lambir Hills National Park, a Bornean forest in which I used to live and work, where hunting and other pressures have forced into extinction much of the biggest wildlife species (see The near empty forest that proves conservation is failing).It describes how recent surveys had failed to find 20 percent of the park’s resident bird species and 22 percent…See More
"For those who are interested at following the proceedings of Convention on International Trade of Endangered Wild Fauna & Fauna (CITES), this Press Kit will be helpful..
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 email@example.com. 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