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New Climate Change Findings from Institute of Zoology Discussed (Has Climate Change Taken Prominence over Biodiversity Conservation?)

August 15, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Current study results on Climate Change have been published. According to news reporting originating from London, United Kingdom, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The growing prominence of climate change has led to concerns that other important environmental issues, such as biodiversity loss, are being overshadowed. We investigate this assertion by examining trends in biodiversity and climate change coverage within the scientific and newspaper press, as well as the relative distribution of funding through the World Bank and the National Science Foundation, since the late 1980s."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Institute of Zoology, "Our indicators substantiate some of these fears. To prevent biodiversity from becoming a declining priority, conservationists need to analyze the discourse surrounding climate change and determine how it has become the predominant environmental topic. In addition, given the common drivers of biodiversity loss and climate change, we argue that win-win solutions must be sought wherever possible."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Conservationists need to be proactive and take this opportunity to use the mounting interest in climate change as a flagship to leverage more support and action to prevent further biodiversity loss."

For more information on this research see: Has Climate Change Taken Prominence over Biodiversity Conservation? Bioscience, 2014;64(7):625-629. Bioscience can be contacted at: Oxford Univ Press, Great Clarendon St, Oxford OX2 6DP, England. (Oxford University Press - www.oup.com/; Bioscience - biohorizons.oxfordjournals.org)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Verissimo, Zool Soc London, Inst Zool, London, United Kingdom. Additional authors for this research include D.C. MacMillan, R.J. Smith, J. Crees and Z.G. Davies.

Keywords for this news article include: London, Europe, Ecology, Biodiversity, United Kingdom, Climate Change, Global Warming

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