Next Friday, May 22nd is the International Day for Biological Diversity. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), 22,000 species have been identified as at risk of extinction on their “red list”. This includes species from the Amur Leopard, Leatherback Turtle, Mountain Gorilla, Black Rhino, and Yangtze Finless Porpoise, species that are all Critically Endangered.
Here’s your opportunity as a global community to have important discussions not only about our role in protecting the Earth’s biodiversity, but also how we will go about achieving this goal. Tag your questions with the word “biodiversity”! You can also find excellent questions already asked by classrooms on WorldVuze by searching key words, such as “environment”.
These conversations do not need to end, and in fact should not end, after May 22nd. Keep these important conversations going all year long and invite more classrooms to join the dialogue. The more perspectives that are shared, the better our understanding of the world.