Parallel session


3 July

14:00 to 15:10

STCC, Auditorium B

Biodiversity : reporting a silent crisis

Biodiversity loss is at its highest rate since the last mass extinction, but unlike climate change it struggles to make it onto the front pages. Should we be concerned and what should be done? Climate change has risen up the agenda in part because it is framed as a risk to livelihoods and to national security. Should biodiversity scientists, policymakers and the media take a similar approach?