Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2013, "The Youth Guide to Biodiversity" 1st Edition, Youth and United Nations Global Alliance. Reproduced with permission.
In addition to one or more common names, every internationally recognised species has a unique scientific name. It consists of two names, usually Latin or Greek words, that are always italicised (or underlined if the name is written by hand). The first name is the genus (generic name), and begins with a capital letter; the second is the species (specific name), and is written in lower-case.
Now that you have read through the Six Simple Steps Towards Change, you are ready to lead your own biodiversity action project to success. Remember that these steps are only guidelines and you may want to set your own path. There is no perfect system or path to success because each situation is unique.
Monitoring your project throughout each stage will help you to best respond to changes that occur along the way and have a lasting impact. It is helpful to set out indicators or measures of success to make sure you stay on track. The more specific your indicator, the easier it will be to achieve your achievements.
By now you have identified biodiversity issues of concern, you’ve learned more about the issues, and have recognised your skills and those of your team. You have also learned about the importance of networking and connecting with people who can help you to achieve your goals. You are ready to develop and implement an action PLAN.