Discovery Issue 26
Facing tough choices in hard times — February 2009
In this issue
Doing the right thing in hard times
Doing the right thing in hard times requires courage to make difficult choices.
Polllination - a global crisis unfolding?
Pollination is a building block of life but the world faces a potential crisis as habitat destruction, invasive species, disease and pests and potential climate change disruption create monumental changes in the relationships between pollinators and plants.
New team to fight International threats to biodiversity
Invasive species are a major factor in the decline of indigenous biodiversity around the world. They also have serious social and economic impacts. There are few environments anywhere – whether terrestrial, freshwater or marine – where invasive species are not present. The ecological, economic and social impacts of invasive species are immense, insidious and increasing.
Managing the wasp menace
The importance of pollinating insects such as bees contrasts markedly with the destructive impact another insect has on New Zealand’s biodiversity.
Defining ‘true’ Conservation
Biodiversity conservation is often hampered by weak performance measurement and reporting standards. This is in stark contrast to other areas, such as the corporate world, where weak reporting of performance is considered bad practice, if not illegal.