Malgorzata Blicharska on biodiversity

2021-03-03

Old forest in Poland
The more species and the more stable and complex the ecosystem is, the more resilient it is against environmental pressures – such as climate change. In the picture you see the Białowieża Forest, one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain.Photo: Matton. 

Biodiversity makes us more resilient

Biodiversity is declining globally. Why is it so important, in the forest and for humans? Can it protect us from the effects of climate change? What can be done at a political level to preserve biodiversity? Listen to a podcast with researcher Malgorzata Blicharska, who is a participant in the TV series "The Age of Nature".

People in Sweden may think that they lead good lives and that they don’t´ need more biodiversity; but we have to remember that we have good lives mostly because we import a lot of resources from other countries and by doing that we often destroy the biodiversity in those countries. (Malgorzata Blicharska)

Listen to Malgorzata Blicharska in Forskarpodden #55 Biodiversity makes us more resilient. The episode is in English. 
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-g6axg-fc7cb9

Read an interview with Malgorzata Blicharska in English; Biodiversity makes us more resilient

You can also see Malgorzata Blicharska in the BBC series The Age of Nature (naturens revanch in Swedish, now showing on SVT.

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