What do you want to know about biodiversity loss?

This versatile resource includes a set of 20 questions and answers about biodiversity based on the latest evidence available to scientists, including the Economics of Biodiversity: the Dasgupta review. It can be used for display, research or revision, supporting learners to understand the importance of biodiversity.

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< 30 minutes


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Curriculum links

  • Biology
  • Geography

Step by step

Begin by watching this short 5-minute animation narrated by Sir David Attenborough: 

Preview image for the video "Why is biodiversity important - with Sir David Attenborough | The Royal Society".

The question and answer cards can be used in a number of ways:

  • As a card sort activity or as wall posters within science or geography lessons
  • To promote debate or discussion
  • To review learning as a quiz activity
  • In drama, creative writing or even in an assembly
  • To support the work of an Eco-Committee
  • To support independent research and project work
  • To support homework tasks
  • To aid revision for examinations (at KS4/5)
  • To enhance teacher knowledge