Presented by Amy Mullins


Uncommon Sense: How To Fight A Decade Of Biodiversity Loss

Professor Brendan Wintle, conservation ecologist at the University of Melbourne and director of the NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub, joins Amy Mullins to discuss the decade of biodiversity loss detailed in the recent UN Global Biodiversity Outlook.

Not one of the 20 AICHI biodiversity targets that the world set in 2010 has been achieved and Australia’s extinction rates are some of the highest in the world. In the wake of these devastating losses, Wintle offers some hope through practical ways for everyone to help preserve the diversity of plants and animals, from exploring Victoria’s predator-free conservation reserves like Mt. Rothwell in Little River, to participating in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count: “It’s not all about these iconic, big conservation organisations, it’s also what you can do in your backyard.”

Photo: JJ Harrison CC BY SA 3.0 Wikimedia Commons

Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor), Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia 1200
Listen to Uncommon Sense: How To Fight A Decade Of Biodiversity Loss42:1513 October 2020