What the f*** is biodiversity?

What the f*** is biodiversity?

By National Environmental Treasure
From bears, salmon and worms to trees, soil and fungi, biodiversity is the library of life. It is the diversity of species living in an area and the relationships we have with one another. Sadly, 1 million species are already at risk of extinction and many are disappearing 1,000 to 10,000 times their natural extinction rate. Listen to our podcast to learn about the incredible world of biodiversity, how it provides for us and what we can all do to protect it.
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Episode 3: Food and biodiversity with Dr Lenore Newman
In this episode of What the f*** is biodiversity, Ann and Lenore talk about the food we eat and how this impacts biodiversity. They discuss everything from the American Bison and the extinction of the passenger pigeon to our food supply chains, COVID-19, and the historic lunch that founded Canada. They also discuss the most sustainable diet, the merits of eating organic versus local, and how you can’t catch a virus from a plant. Lenore also sets the record straight about a very famous quote we are all familiar with, so make sure you listen to the end. Visit oursafetynet.org for guest bio and episode notes.
35:12
May 20, 2020
Episode 2: Protected areas with Jeremy Guth
In this episode of What the f*** is biodiversity, Ann and Jeremy talk about protected areas, which are a major solution for biodiversity loss. They also discuss wildlife cores and corridors, wild animal crossings like the overpass in Banff National Park, and a design competition he launched for beautifying these structures. He also paints a picture of the scale of protected areas in Canada and what this momentous target could look like. There are many quotable moments in this episode so make sure you listen until the end. Visit oursafetynet.org for guest bio and episode notes.
31:00
May 20, 2020
Episode 1: Soil biodiversity with Dr Valerie Behan-Pelletier
In this episode of What the f*** is biodiversity, Ann and Val talk about the incredibly biodiverse world of soil and how it connects to the ground above that we as humans inhabit. We rely so much on the work of many different arthropods, like soil mites, since these teeny-tiny creatures are an integral part of the soil food web. Wherever there is food or vegetation, there are soil mites. And without the vital work they do, the quality of our food would seriously decline. Visit oursafetynet.org for guest bio and episode notes.
46:42
May 20, 2020