More on what’s wrong with biodiversity?

by Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Last week I published the following post, titled “What’s Wrong With Biodiversity?” on the La Marguerite blog:

Why do the efforts of biodiversity groups such as Conservation International receive less attention than climate-change studies, though they are equally crucial? This question from Tom Friedman has been on my mind. After all, I am just as guilty as the rest of my fellow bloggers. I can only remember once writing a post recently about the bees.
That biodiversity suffers from a PR image, was confirmed by a November 2007 Gallup Survey, on “Attitudes of Europeans towards the issue of biodiversity”. Published by the European Commission, the survey reveals that, only 35% of Europeans know what biodiversity means, and most see no immediate personal impact of biodiversity. It also shows a lack of understanding of the causes and consequences of biodiversity.

How would you fix this problem?
A lively discussion ensued amongst readers, that inspired me to raise similar questions on Linkedin and Twitter.

And now comes yet another alarming news on the biodiversity front, that Ocean Dead Zones Are Becoming a Worldwide Problem.

Marguerite Manteau-Rao is a green blogger and marketing consultant on sustainability and social media issues. Her blog, La Marguerite, focuses on behavioral solutions to climate change and other global sustainability issues. Starting this week, she will also be a regular contributor on The Huffington Post.