Professor Byron Scott: Today’s storyline is one we judge to be underreported. It is about biodiversity and results of the current Convention on Biological Diversity in Bonn, Germany, in which more than 100 nation are participating. The Living Planet Index, which is compiled by the Zoological Society of London for the World Wildlife Foundation and tracks nearly 4,000 wildlife species, has shown falls in populations of about 27 percent over the last 30 years. That number includes bird and fish populations. Why is this happening, and can the biological diversity meeting influence this disturbing trend?
Nations are getting on board with biodiversity efforts, but more can be done
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