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Use these resources to explore themes and ideas found in the text. This list is updated periodically. Feel free to include your own readings, and news or blog articles from your country or region, by using the Interact section of this website.


Encyclopedia of Life. A comprehensive resource on biodiversity.

Global Biodiversity Information. Access to 400 million records about biodiversity, listed by country/region/map/species.

[VIDEO] “Learning to Protect Biodiversity.”; YouTube. UNESCO video describing biodiversity and its importance.

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Biodiversity Synthesis. Millenium Ecosystem Assessment Report. 2005.

Stockhom Resilience Center. Sustainability Science for Biosphere Stewardship.


[VIDEO] “A World of Biodiversity.” YouTube. United Nations video on global biodiversity and its importance for food security.

[VIDEO] “How Big Brands Can Help Save Biodiversity.” YouTube. TED Talk by Jason Clay.

[VIDEO] "Put a Value on Nature!" YouTube. TED Talk by Pavan Sukhdev.

Kevin J. OBrien. An Ethics of Biodiversity: Christianity, Ecology, and the Variety of Life. Washington D.C., Georgetown University Press, 2010. Print.

"Safeguarding the Environment." Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. Vatican City: Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.


Bas Verschuuren et al., Eds. Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving Nature & Culture. London. Earthscan, 2010. Print.

Josep-Maria Mallarach, ed. Spiritual Values of Protected Areas of Europe: Workshop Proceedings. Bonn, Germany. Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, 2012.

Darrell A. Posey, ed. Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity. New York. Intermediate Technology, 2000. Print.

Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. What is Happening to Our Beautiful Land? A Pastoral Letter on Ecology. 1988.


Action for Biodiversity. A European organization building awareness of biodiversity decline and offering solutions.

Center for Biological Diversity. Offers over 70 sites with pledge drives and letter writing campaigns that promote biodiversity protection.

World Wildlife Fund for Nature. A list of everyday activities to help save biodiversity.

American Museum of Natural History. Action ideas for protecting biodiversity.