Monthly Archives: August 2014

Restoring the Roots: the Movement to Recover Central Asia’s Agrobiodiversity

In October 2013, a tall, thin man with tightly cropped gray beard stood in a gallery of the new National Museum of Tajikistan and held aloft a pear. The assembled audience, there for the opening of a new photography exhibit about the country’s biocultural diversity, was treated to an impromptu lesson in the importance of […]

Major Report on the Planet’s Biocultural Diversity Now Available

A seminal new report entitled “Biocultural Diversity: Threatened Species, Endangered Languages,” compares the status of and trends in biological and linguistic diversity around the world. Published by the WWF – Netherlands, the report measures global linguistic diversity and shows that of the world’s 7,000 languages, around 25 percent are threatened with extinction, a rate that very […]