26 May '11, 7pm

We're doing something about it. MT @russtherascal: CI estimates 1 species goes extinct every 20 minutes.

Biodiversity conservation provides substantial benefits to meet immediate human needs, such as those for clean, consistent water flows; protection from floods and storms; and a stable climate . But how can we ensure that these benefits remain available for future generations? Will we discover new ways to benefit from nature's services? And can biodiversity continue to provide solutions to our most pressing problems, even as these problems change over time? Option value incorporates both the present and future as-yet-unknown value of healthy ecosystems, and may be found across all scales of biodiversity – from genes through species and ecosystems to the entire biosphere. Simply put, we must maintain nature for our own benefit and for the benefit of our descendants. As we and other institutions strive to ensure that the services nature provides are fully valued by human soci...

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earthtimes.org 22 May '11, 12am

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biologicaldiversity.org 25 May '11, 4pm

For Immediate Release, May 25, 2011 Contact: Collette Adkins Giese, Center for Biological Diversity, (651) 955-3821 Megan ...

Happy International Day for Biodiversity 2011!

unep.org 22 May '11, 5am

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biologicaldiversity.org 27 May '11, 7pm

For Immediate Release, May 27, 2011 Contact: Catherine Kilduff, (415) 644-8580 Feds Deny Endangered Species Act Protection...

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conservation.org 15 May '11, 5am

(Bali, Indonesia / Arlington, Virginia, U.S.) – A two-week marine survey conducted by scientists with Conservation Interna...

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conservation.org 29 May '11, 11am

People need the ocean to survive. Healthy oceans regulate our climate, feed billions of people, and provide a home for a v...

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eea.europa.eu 22 May '11, 2pm

Biodiversity embraces the variety of genes, species and ecosystems that constitute life on Earth, and we depend on it comp...

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conservation.org 08 Jun '11, 4pm

Climate change is impacting the ocean by melting the icecaps, changing major ocean current systems, warming waters, raisin...