Biodiversity loss is ‘immense and hidden’ tragedy

| 23/11/2009

(The Guardian): The diversity of life on Earth is undergoing an "immense and hidden" tragedy that requires the scale of global response now being deployed to tackle climate change, according to one of the world’s most eminent biologists. Prof Edward Wilson, told the Guardian that the threat was so grave he is pushing for the creation of an international body of experts modelled on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Wilson’s proposed organisation – which he names the Barometer of Life –would report to governments on the threats posed to species around the world.

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