Take a look at these two photographs and play spot the difference. Continue reading
In 1997 a British barrister uttered three words that left my sister and me speechless and gave us a glimpse of the future. Continue reading
The former shrimp farmer made me nervous. He was at least 6’4″ tall in his cowboy boots and he looked just like Pablo Escobar. He was driving fast, taking me away from his grand gated mansion in a suburb of Ecuador’s port city of Guayaquil and towards a private airstrip and a plane he had built with his own hands.
They were the biggest hands I have ever seen. As they gripped the steering wheel he told me how another plane he had built had crashed a week earlier, killing his friend the pilot. “That’s life,” he said with a sigh. Continue reading
Why is the UN’s big biodiversity meeting in Japan so important? Because the environment and human wellbeing are two sides of the same coin. Continue reading
Data from Google, graffiti on Wikipedia and a phone call with my Dad all suggest that biodiversity is not the best term to use to raise public awareness of a growing threat to our wellbeing. Continue reading
As the variety of life diminishes fast all around us the time is right for more bloggers to focus on biodiversity and create a bigger conversation about what its decline means. There are plenty of vacant spaces in the blogosphere left for them to fill.
Looking for some good blogs about biodiversity? Here are some of my old favourites and some new discoveries. There’s something for everyone here, but I’d like to know your top tips too.