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#Write an essay on Biodiversity and win!

Biodiversity Revisited.
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The diversity of life that sustains humanity is being severely degraded by human action. This is leading to a deterioration in land, air and water quality, loss of natural ecosystems and widespread declines in populations of wild species. These changes are well documented and of existential significance to human societies, yet significant knowledge about the problem has not catalysed effective broad-based action.

We encourage you to critically examine the problem statement with respect to one of the following themes or through a holistic lens that cuts across numerous themes among others:

  • Concepts;
  • Narratives;
  • Science;
  • Governance.

The paper must be a maximum of 1,500 words, with no more than 15 references (please use the Harvard style). The paper must include a 250-word summary, as well as three to five provocative questions related to the essay content that can be used to stimulate dialogue at the Biodiversity Revisited Symposium. The references, provocative questions and summary are not included in the word limit.

There will be up to seven awards of CHF 1,000. Winners will also be invited to attend the international Biodiversity Revisited Symposium in Vienna. All entries will be checked for plagiarism and only those that pass this check will be entered into the competition.

#Write an essay on Biodiversity.