Monday, November 7, 2011
BBC: Biodiversity In Crisis Video
I'm a huge fan of the BBC. Their reporting and programming is just about as good as it gets in journalism.
Last year, the BBC held an hour long discussion regarding Biodiversity in Crisis. Featured were Richard Black, the BBC's Environment Correspondent, who chaired the discussion with Jonathan Baillie, Conservation Programmes Director at the Zoological Society of London, and Jon Williams, a partner at Sustainability and Climate Change, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
In this dicussion they assessed the staggering scale of biodiversity loss, how much it is costing society and how it might be tackled. And in paticular, how journalist might cover the issue.
I am posting a few clips that appeared on YouTube from the hour long discussion and also adding the link from the BBC's College of Journalism website which has the complete hour long discussion.
I am not sure if you have to be a member (subscriber) of the BBC's College of Journalism to view the complete video. I am a subscriber, so I can't test the link.
However, the hour long video is well worth the watch.
It's a bit overwhelming at times as the scope of the issue, and the challenges ahead, are laid out as clearly as they are by these participants.
But then I guess no one said saving endangered species and their habitat -from those things destroying them- was going to be easy!
Here is the link to the video on the CoJo website: http://bbcjournalism.oup.com/blog/2010/08/event-biodiversity-in-crisis.shtml
And here are a couple shorter clips from the conference I found on YouTube. If I can find the full hour available for linking, I will post it at a later date.
For more information about endangered species go to www.Bagheera.com
Fro more infomation about endangered tigers go to www.TigersInCrisis.com