William Y. BrownApril 22, 2010 06:44Updated May 30, 2010 13:27
FALMOUTH, Mass. — Each day Nature loses ground. Earth’s biodiversity — the different kinds of wild, living things and where they are — degrades through climate change, exploitation and the submersion of natural landscapes under concrete and structures.
Natural history museums and related institutions can help fight back. They are the keepers of the codes of life. They have the collections and the curators, scientists and educators who understand biodiversity.