A research opinion out today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, titled “Cultural and Linguistic Diversities are under appreciated pillars of biodiversity” features many Snowchange operational areas from Senegal to Sámi area to Siberia and Taiwan. Resilience magazine highlights Koitajoki river rewilding work.
PNAS article says that alongside climate change, the current rapid loss of biodiversity is one of the biggest threats that humanity faces to its own survival.With up to a million species at risk of disappearing within decades, human activities are reshaping life on Earth with no precedent in recent history. Biodiversity encompasses all life forms and their
variation across the landscape. As one of the most important measures of environmental quality, high biodiversity is often linked with better provision of ecosystem services and also helps assist and promote ecological conservation. Natural parks, national reserves, protected areas, and other measures for preserving the natural world are concerned first and foremost with the protection of biodiversity. But there is a critical and overlooked aspect of this important concept: its link with human cultural and linguistic diversity. The article is available here.
Koitajoki rewilding newspiece in Resilience can be seen here.