Vol 7 No 3
the UNEP magazinefor youth. To view currentand past issues of thispublication online,please visit www.unep.org
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Head, UNEP’s Children and Youth Unit
Edward Cooper, Ecuador; Richard Lewis,Trinidad and Tobago
Shaikha Alalaiwi, Bahrain; YaiguiliAlvarado García, Panama; Walid Amrane, Algeria;Hannah Aulby, Australia; Alok Basakoti, Nepal;Marisol Becerra, USA; Florencia Caminos, Argentina;Nigel Chitombo, Zimbabwe; Lisa Curtis, USA; Katede Mattos-Shipley, UK; Linh Do, Australia; Felix Finkbeiner, Germany; Edgar Geguiento, Philippines;Mirna Haidar, Lebanon; Alex Hirsch, USA; JoonHo Yoo, Rep. of Korea; Margaret Koli, Kenya; KyuHwan Lee, Rep. of Korea; Joeri Lagrou, Belgium;Diego Le Gallou, France; Alonso Lizaraz, Venezuela;Nolana Lynch, Tobago; Richard Merritt, USA; KevinOdhiambo Ochieng, Kenya; Emilio Perez Campanelli,Argentina; Maribel Delia Ramos Cruz, Bolivia; GistaRukminda, Indonesia; Lea Simma, Sweden; Tan Sijie,Singapore; Heather Smith, USA; Sara Svensson,Sweden; Yugratna Srivastava, India; Anne Walraven,Netherlands.
David Ainsworth, CBD; JanineBenyus, Biomimicry Institute; George Dufﬁeld,Arcane Pictures; Cary Fowler, GCDT; Stefan Hain,UNEP-WCMC; HyunJin Jeon, UNEP Regional Ofﬁcefor Asia and the Paciﬁc; Martin Jenkins, UNEP-WCMC; Jonathan Loh, WWF/ZSL; Rosey Simondsand David Woollcombe, Peace Child International.Printed in the United Kingdom
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Editorial 3Big ask 4What next? 6Trees, not words 7Vote for a voice 8Meet the TYAC 8Natural mimicry 10Nature’s R&D 11So you think we know it all? 12Keeping the pieces 14Diversity counts 15Life in depth 16End of the line 17The big ideas 18Youth in the ﬁeld 20The forgotten kingdom 21Seven invasive species 22
UNEP and Bayer, the German-basedinternational enterprise involvedin health care, crop science andmaterials science, are working together to strengthen young people’senvironmental awareness and engagechildren and youth in environmentalissues worldwide.
The partnership agreement, renewedto run through 2010, lays down abasis for UNEP and Bayer to enlargetheir longstanding collaboration tobring successful initiatives to countriesaround the world and develop newyouth programmes. Projects include:TUNZA Magazine, the InternationalChildren’s Painting Competition onthe Environment, the Bayer YoungEnvironmental Envoy in Partnershipwith UNEP, the UNEP TunzaInternational Youth/Children’sConference, youth environmentalnetworks in Africa, Asia Paciﬁc,Europe, Latin America, North Americaand West Asia, the Asia-Paciﬁc Eco-Minds forum, and a photo competition,‘Ecology in Focus’, in Eastern Europe.
UNEP promotesenvironmentally sound practicesglobally and in its own activities. Thismagazine is printed on 100% recycled paper,using vegetable-based inks and other eco-friendly practices. Our distribution policy aimsto reduce UNEP’s carbon footprint.