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Biodiversity rules: what more should all of us be doing to protect nature?

Biodiversity rules: what more should all of us be doing to protect nature?

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According to the World Wide Fund For Nature, the world is now suffering the sixth mass extinction of species in the planet’s history – but the first to be caused by humanity. The situation is urgent. It is clear that it will take coordinated effort from governments, charities, citizens and businesses to turn the tide. But which businesses? And what can and should they be expected to do?

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Editor and invited experts

Matt d’Ancona
Editor and Partner

Mark Johnston
Group Ecologist in the corporate environmental team, bp. Mark provides technical advice and leadership on issues relating to biodiversity, ecosystem services, and working in sensitive protected areas, including relationships with international environmental NGOs and representation of UK businesses at international events.

Professor Dieter Helm
Official Fellow in Economics at New College, Oxford and Professor of Economic policy at the University of Oxford. He is Chair of the Natural Capital Committee. Dieter completed the Helm Review on The Cost of Energy for the British Government in 2017.

Gillian Burke
BBC Springwatch presenter & biologist. Gillian joined the BBC’s much-loved Springwatch brand in 2018 alongside hosts Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan & Iolo Williams. She also recently presented the BBC’s Blue Planet UK with co-host Steve Brown. Having earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Bristol University, Gillian pursued a career in natural history filmmaking, working her way up the ranks from Researcher to Producer/Director on several Animal Planet and Discovery Channel series.