Our planet’s diverse, thriving ecosystems may seem like permanent fixtures, but they’re actually vulnerable to collapse. Jungles can become deserts, and reefs can become lifeless rocks. What makes one ecosystem strong and another weak in the face of change? This great TED-Ed video by Kim Preshoff details why the answer, to a large extent, is biodiversity.
In February 2019, we released Biodiversity Conservation: A Call for Action for Canadian Decision-Makers. As a 24-point action agenda, it suggests new strategies for informing Canadians about nature and includes bold asks for policymakers. Co-authored by Women for Nature, it argues that a loss of species is hard to notice if you can’t name the different plants or animals in your own backyard.