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In the media

GGBC members are often featured in the media through their projects. Radio-inteviews, written interviews, short movies and social media is a great way to spread information about biodiversity and the threats against it to the general public. Browse below for everything from debate articles in international magazines to short movies about biodiversity.

In the press


One sentence in a book leads researchers to a species not seen in over 100 years

October 27, 2021
There are many species that the IUCN has categorised as “Data deficient.” The montane skink is one of them, having not been spotted in Lumbo, Mozambique in over 100 years. But some detective work through the Extinct or Shy project, led by Harith Farooq, has led to the first scientific record of this species in a century! Harith and Allison Perrigo wrote a short piece in The Conversation about the find.

Ecocide must be listed alongside genocide as an international crime

June 22, 2021
Alexandre Antonelli and Pella Thiel propose for ecocide to be recognised as an international crime alongside crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide, in this article in the Guardian.

Preserve a Voucher Specimen! The Critical Need for Integrating Natural History Collections in Infectious Disease Studies

January 16, 2021
Magnus Gelang from Gothenburg Museum of Natural History is part of the CETAF-DiSSCo COVID-19 Task Force consisting of 15 biologists. The team urges researchers who conduct host-pathogen studies to adopt vouchering practices and to collaborate with natural history museums to permanently archive host specimens. This would lead to increased preparedness for novel viral zoonoses, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The publication was highlighted by Washington Post and EurekAlert!