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Biodiversity Is Life's Safety Net - The Atlantic


The Atlantic
In his book The Diversity of Life (1992), he described biodiversity as an assemblage that “has eaten the storms—folded them into its genes—and created the world that created us. It holds the world steady.” We tend to think of biodiversity as a ...

Sidda inaugurates Biodiversity Centre - The Hindu


The Hindu
Forest and Environment Minister Sidda Raghava Rao on Sunday inaugurated the Biodiversity Centre at the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary near here. The centre was developed with a budgetary allocation of Rs. 80 lakh and housed documents, audiovisual ...

Biodiversity loss raises risk of 'extinction cascades' - Science Daily


Science Daily
With extinction rates at their highest levels ever and numerous species under threat due to human activity, the findings are a further warning about the consequences of eroding biodiversity. "Interactions between species are important for ecosystem (a ...

TEEB - The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Geneva - Switzerland

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is a global initiative focused on drawing attention to the economic benefits of biodiversity. Its objective is to highlight the growing cost of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. TEEB presents an approach that can help decision-makers recognize, demonstrate and capture the values of ecosystems & biodiversity, including how to incorporate these values into decision-making.

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Biodiversity Bibliography: Ecology, Economics and Policy
United States

Contains approximately 4,000 references on various aspects of biodiversity and conservation.

Biodiversity and Mutualism in Ecosystems
United States

Technical paper on the importance of biodiversity and mutualism (co-operation between different species) to ecosystem function and structural organization.

Bornean Biodiversity and Ecosystems Conservation
Malaysia

Conservation program working to establish sustainable approaches for the conservation of the endangered and precious biodiversity and ecosystems of Sabah.

Ecosystem Economics
United States

Getting Economics Right for Ecosystems. Established in 2007, at Ecosystem Economics, we are passionate about using the power of economic methods, incentives and tools to help clients meet their policy, conservation, and restoration goals. Whether the task is developing markets for ecosystem services, designing incentive structures to promote water stewardship, analyzing natural resource markets and values, or providing strategic advice on achievi

Ecosystems Ltd
United States

Ecological consulting services in East and South-East Asia. Based in Hong Kong.

The Ecosystems Center
United States

Part of the Marine Biology Lab, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Investigates the structure and functioning of ecological systems.

USGS: Ecosystems
United States

The USGS is now aligned around the areas of research identified in the USGS Science Strategy. Ecosystems includes the following programs: Invasive Species Program, Cooperative Research Units, Fisheries: Aquatic and Endangered Resources Program, Terrestrial, Freshwater, and Marine Ecosystems Program, Status & Trends Program, Wildlife: Terrestrial and Endangered Resources Program. USGS Ecosystems programs also highlight cross-discipline research in

Australia

Information and education site with pictures and video clips (RealMedia). Links to other Australian ecosystem sites.

United States

Online book about the current status and trends of the environment of the United States, aimed at public policy makers and concerned citizens.

Ecosystems Teaching Package
United States

An ecological teaching package for school science classes - may be viewed online or downloaded free. Activities illustrate how different living things (including humans) depend on each other and their environment.. Green issues; helping the ecosystem. (Ages:7-14).