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Sep 27, 2010 4:32 PM

What are the best biodiversity blogs?

Reading recent posts from Mike Shanahan's excellent blog on biodiversity, climate and environment Under the Banyan Tree - he points to his favourite blogs on biodiversity, but also identifies gaps in biodiversity blogging.

 

To paraphrase, he sees the vacant biodiversity blog niches as:

 

  1. Insufficient good, critical analysis and hardly any public debate.
  2. Relating the scientific,  technical and policy discussions to people’s daily lives, making them relevant to readers.
  3. Blogging from the most biodiverse  countries to audiences in the rest of the world, from South to North.
  4. Under-covered areas - "protected areas and  local development; the whole concept of sustainable use; captive breeding and  zoos; bioprospecting versus biopiracy;  the economic and spiritual values of  nature; and ...how to communicate effectively about biodiversity."
  5. Few blogs even have biodiversity  in their name... because so few blogs focus purely on  biodiversity — and partly because biodiversity is still such an specialist piece  of jargon.

 

What is the view out there? Any volunteers?

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