Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Identify And Get Informed - Identify The Issues

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2013, Jennifer Corriero and Ping Ya-Lee, TakingITGlobal,   "The Youth Guide to Biodiversity" 1st Edition (Chapter 13) Youth and United Nations Global Alliance. Reproduced with permission.

Chapter 13. Verbatim.

Refer Back to your reflections on the biological resources that you would like to conserve, protect or restore. Now you can IDENTIFY and narrow down the biodiversity issues that are more important to you.
Which biodiversity issues are you most passionate about? What plant or animal species that is most important in your community?  
Develop a set of questions that you want to answer. Here are some you might want to use:
  • What makes this issue unique and important? 
  •  Who is most affected with the issue and why?
  • How does this issue differ locally, nationally, regionally and globally? 
  • What different approaches have been taken to understand and to tackle the issue?
  • Which groups are currently working on addressing the issue? Consider different sectors such as government, corporations, non-profit organisations, youth groups, United Nations agencies, etc.
Get Informed
GET INFORMED by finding resources related to issues you want to learn more about. A good place to start is with resources related to international campaigns, such as the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (see box: "The United Nations Decade on Biodiversity"). You can go to TakingITGlobal's Issues pages to find organisations, online resources and publications and inspiration
www. tigweb.org/understand/issues.


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