NatureServe is excited to announce the launch of its first podcast series, Conservation Conversations with Sean O’Brien. Hosted by NatureServe’s President & CEO, Dr. Sean T. O’Brien, each episode will feature an exclusive interview with a leading expert in the conservation field.
In the first episode of Conservation Conversations with Sean O'Brien, Sean speaks with Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, a Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation who is often called “the Godfather of Biodiversity” for introducing the term biological diversity to the scientific community in the year 1980.
A study conducted by NatureServe and published in PLOS ONE yesterday documents the loss of ecosystem diversity across the Americas and that terrestrial ecosystems are widely underrepresented in protected areas.
In 2019, unusually severe forest fires raged around the world, destroying natural landscapes and nearby human and wildlife communities in catastrophic blazes. in Bolivia, a megadiverse country with some of the most extensive tropical forests in the world, devastating fires consumed millions of acres of vegetation. NatureServe Network program Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN) works in Bolivia to monitor and prevent forest fires and deforestation in some of the world's most overlooked biodiversity-rich ecosystems.
Last year, in collaboration with the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre and the global Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP), NatureServe launched the BIP Dashboard, a game-changing, interactive online tool that visualizes trends over time in critical indicators of biodiversity and ecosystem health.
NatureServe’s newly released Map of Biodiversity Importance is now available on Esri’s Living Atlas of the World, providing an unprecedented, high-resolution view of the places that matter most for sustaining our nation’s biodiversity.