CitizenShift assembles a group of media environmentalists to mark International Day of Biological Diversity.
Biodiversity was largely an unfamiliar concept only a few decades ago. But citizens around the world have been waking up to the multiple threats facing our common environment. The UN has recognized the urgency, designating May 22 as International Day of Biological Diversity. To mark the event CitizenShift has assembled a group of media environmentalists to explore the issue. Learn the finer points of biodiversity from filmmaker Caroline Underwood. View excerpts from Being Caribou, an epic film on caribou migrations in the Northwest habitat now threatened by oil development. Meet Rochelle Strauss, author of the kids' book Tree of Life. Check out short films used as conservationist tools from The Brock Initiative .