Biodiversity Media Alliance

Journalists worldwide now have a vital new resource to help their reporting on the world’s biodiversity, what its decline means for humanity, and how it can be tackled.

The Biodiversity Media Alliance’s online network is building bridges between journalists and the sources of information they need to tell this story well.

More than 500 biodiversity experts have already joined the network ahead of its official launch today, World Environment Day (5 June). They include scientists, policymakers, non-governmental organisation staff and indigenous people from some the most biodiverse parts of our planet.

The Biodiversity Media Alliance is a new partnership between the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Internews and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) which aims to boost the quantity and quality of media coverage of biodiversity around the world.

The new online network will enable journalists and biodiversity experts to interact and share their news and views about biodiversity issues.

Date: 04 June 2010