Excellent articles by Jonathon Porritt, Kate Rawles, Prof Jonathan Baillie and Chris Knight here
BBC News - Biodiversity - a kind of washing powder?
Despite awareness of biodiversity increasing, some people still think it is a washing powder.
When 2010 was named as the "year of biodiversity" by the UN, it began with a plea to save the world's ecosystems.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: "Biological diversity underpins ecosystem functioning... its continued loss, therefore, has major implications for current and future human well-being."...