The loss of biodiversity is one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time. Hence, three institutions of the Leibniz Natural History Research Museums in Germany are addressing this issue in their research and communication with the general public.
With this newsletter we –
- the Senckenberg Research Institutes and Natural Museums,
- the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn and
- the Museum of Natural History, Berlin,
– would like to raise awareness about the importance of geobiodiversity research. We consider it particularly important to keep decision-makers in politics and business constantly informed about the most burning issues in this field of research and to provide them with the latest information.
The first issue of our newsletter focused on a socially relevant problem, i. e. the dangers posed by invasive mosquitoes or other disease carriers. In addition, we provide answers from medical biodiversity research.
The recently published second issue discusses the extinction of species and the loss of biodiversity. It also addresses to what extent these are playing a role not only in science but also in the public perception.
The next issue will be published in November 2019.