THE MISSING MILLIONS
Our host Dr Sarah-Jane O’Connor is joined in this episode by two postgraduate students from the Masters of Science programme, Tessa Thomson (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, and Ngāti Tukorehi) and Ellen Carlyon, to talk about their current research around biodiversity in the New Zealand context.
Maintaining biodiversity is a cornerstone of sustainability. In this episode of our Sustainability podcast, our guests discuss the decline of native species, management of predatory species, ecosystem restoration, and how biodiversity loss impacts our oceans, wetlands, and forests. The value of diversity is positioned alongside the need to maintain partnership with local communities and Māori in the development of sustainable solutions.
1. Why is biodiversity important in achieving sustainability?
2. How does the loss of biodiversity impact on the health of people?
3. Why is it important to partner with local communities, and Māori in particular, to develop diversity solutions?
4. In what ways might diversity loss impact your life personally?
5. How do the challenges surrounding biodiversity relate to the SDGs?