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Old 04-14-2011, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default Year of Biodiversity a flop

Biodiversity cause still lags behind climate change ? despite UN's attempts | Ben Bryant | Environment | guardian.co.uk

"Biodiversity cause still lags behind climate change – despite UN's attempts
UN must do better than its 'year of biodiversity' and garbled definitions if it is to raise public awareness of species loss."

"On Wednesday, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) published the results of the survey of attitudes and knowledge relating to biodiversity and the natural environment (PDF). More than 1,700 people were interviewed in March on topics ranging from their use of public parks to their participation in conservation volunteering programmes."

"Researchers found that 18% of respondents know "a lot" about biodiversity in 2011 compared with 20% in 2009; 30% know "a little" compared with 24%; 18% have "only heard the name" compared with 21%; and 31% haven't even heard of it, down from 32%."
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:00 PM   #2
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I think there is a greater awareness of biodiversity and its importance.

You should do your own survey. Ask the next 10 people you meet the question "What is biodiversity?" Then let us know what you found.
Next question is "What is being done to stem the loss of biodiversity?"
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