Research into the interlinks between biodiversity patterns, processes, threats, conservation and human welfare

Increasing Public Awareness on Environmental Issues
One of the greatest challenges of our generation is to prevent the loss of biodiversity; we are not only causing the loss of species at rates only seen in previous mass extinction events but we are also tampering with the functioning of ecosystems and thus a large number of goods and services that nature provides to mankind.

Triggering action to effectively alleviate the degradation of biodiversity requires, however, better appreciation, by the general public, of the current biodiversity crisis. This has been the Achilles' heel of conservation action; and for years, scientists have struggled to promote better understanding of environmental issues among the population at large.

Introducing biodiversity loss

Below you will find one-minute videos that attempt to transfer key elements of the biodiversity crisis to the general public. These are the final projects of the students in the course: Global Environmental Issues and Conservation by Camilo Mora.

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Class projects of 2013

Class projects of 2012