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The Silence of the Leaders

By Gui-Xi Young A ‘Silence of the Lambs’-inspired demonstration organised by BirdLife in Brussels last Friday saw 133 European NGOs demand more money for the EU to protect biodiversity. With nature conservation glaringly absent from the discussions on the future of Europe, civil society called on those gathered to break the ‘Silence of the Leaders’. It’s been almost 30 years since …

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Give bees a chance

Bees are the world’s most important pollinators, bar none. Increasingly, the global community recognizes that their demise is critical – to both human livelihoods2,3 and the health of ecosystems1.  Honeybee declines are even featured on the cover story of Time Magazine in this year’s August 19th issue, a rare feat for an insect! But long before, the Convention on Biological Diversity took …

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