Biodiversity in the News But Not for Conservation Action
Biodiversity is much in the news this week as the Encylopedia of Life launches on the web [ark] and the Doomsday Vault [ark] opens its global seed bank [search] in Norway. Biodiversity databases [search] are fine, we must know species to understand and save them; as are efforts to conserve crop seeds [search] for an emergency that given continued inaction on climate and ecosystem loss seems increasingly probable.
But what of policies and actions necessary to protect that diversity? What of equal efforts to avoid the catastrophe of a homogenized Earth collapsing for lack of key species? There are far too few efforts to finance the building of knowledge bases of required policies and action plans sufficient to protect biodiversity, as that gets into politics, social change and personal sacrifice. Try eating a biodiversity database, and seed banks don't feed many soon. This is what EcoInternet does — acting upon the best ecological science to promote policies adequate to avoid global ecological collapse and achieve global ecological sustainability.