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Biodiversity loss and links to poverty

Posted by Yvonne on Oct 19, 2009 2:08:33 PM

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Image caption: Yellow banded dart frog.

 

A group of scientists and policy makers have published a report this week warning how international goals to reduce poverty are being weakened by the increasing rates of biodiviersity loss.

 

I don't think the report got a huge amount of press coverage but it highlighted an important fact: that a lot of the causes of poverty and biodiversity loss are often the same.

 

Natural History Museum plant expert Dr Sandra Knapp was part of the research team and says there needs to be more research into these links. She also mentioned how the Darwin Centre will be a good place where experts can get together and discuss these big issues. Read more in this article.

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