Hello and thanks for joining this website.
It exists to build bridges between journalists and sources of stories, news and interviews about biodiversity — why it matters, how it is threatened, and what can be done to protect it and use it in a sustainable way.
All members can use the Blogs
section to share news, thoughts, ideas, publications, etc., and you can include photos, links to other websites or attachments. Please limit your content to material that relates specifically to biodiversity - there are plenty of other networks for other conversations.
You can contact people publicly by replying to their blog posts, or privately by sending them a message by clicking the link under their photo on their profile page.
People visiting the site will not see anyone's email address - even if they themselves are members of the site.
People will only be able to contact you through the site's internal mail system, which protects the identity of email addresses. They will only be able to do this if they are a member and they can only become a member after they have been approved.
Members can add a photo and change the layout of their profile pages, by dragging some of the elements into new positions. You can also add applications such as RSS feeds to create a newsfeed from your own organization, for example.
The Blogs section is the most visible way to share information as posts will appear on the homepage, but the site also has a number of topic-specific Groups
for more focused discussions.
You can join as many as you like, but to get the most from them we recommend that you select ‘Follow this Group’ when you join each one. This means you will get email updates when other members add new content.
As the site’s membership grows, the Groups will help users to find the people with expertise they seek. To suggest a new group, just make a comment on this blog post.
Feel free to invite
other colleagues to join the site. The best way to do this is by sending a personal email from your usual account, but you can also send invitations directly from this site.
Anyone who applies will need to complete the membership questions in adequate detail before being approved, and they may need to check their email spam box for the confirmation email.
Please observe normal network etiquette
and do not post copyrighted material without permission.
Lastly, if you have any suggestions about how to improve this site, just comment here and we will see what we can do.