34 min

Nurturing Nature An Idiot's Guide to Saving the World

    • Education

Protecting life on land means protecting ourselves. Natural ecosystems are the best technology to help feed populations, cool the planet, provide fresh water and clean the air we breathe. But our biodiversity is under severe threat. Globally, over 1.2 million plant and animal species are predicted to face extinction in the coming decades. Experts now believe we’re in the midst of a ‘sixth mass extinction’,  the first in Earth’s history to be driven primarily by human activity.
In this episode Gail and Loyiso ponder the wonderful services nature provides and take a closer look at the Global Goal to protect life on land (Goal 15). They ask renowned conservationist Gerardo Ceballos, who is credited with spearheading the first Endangered Species Act of Mexico, how we can halt the loss of biodiversity, and hear from indigenous activist Archana Soreng, why it all starts with considering ourselves as being part of nature itself. 
Guests:
Gerardo Ceballos, Ecologist and conservationist, Professor at the University of Mexico and co-founder of Creatures United.
Archana Soreng, Indigenous climate activist and Member of the United Nations Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group.
For more:
https://www.globalgoals.org/ 
 

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Protecting life on land means protecting ourselves. Natural ecosystems are the best technology to help feed populations, cool the planet, provide fresh water and clean the air we breathe. But our biodiversity is under severe threat. Globally, over 1.2 million plant and animal species are predicted to face extinction in the coming decades. Experts now believe we’re in the midst of a ‘sixth mass extinction’,  the first in Earth’s history to be driven primarily by human activity.
In this episode Gail and Loyiso ponder the wonderful services nature provides and take a closer look at the Global Goal to protect life on land (Goal 15). They ask renowned conservationist Gerardo Ceballos, who is credited with spearheading the first Endangered Species Act of Mexico, how we can halt the loss of biodiversity, and hear from indigenous activist Archana Soreng, why it all starts with considering ourselves as being part of nature itself. 
Guests:
Gerardo Ceballos, Ecologist and conservationist, Professor at the University of Mexico and co-founder of Creatures United.
Archana Soreng, Indigenous climate activist and Member of the United Nations Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group.
For more:
https://www.globalgoals.org/ 
 

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

34 min

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