The variability among living organisms from all sources, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and ecological complexes of which they are part, this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems (UN, 1994)

From the archives

In 1994 photographer Roberto Dutesco made his first visit to Sable Island, a small sand bar in the Atlantic home to some 500 wild horses. It was a journey that would change his life, and lead him from the world of fashion to conservation. Read more

Weekly round-up: June 27

Ornithologists and conservationists hope a year-long hunting ban on turtle doves in Spain will help slow the dramatic UK decline of the species. The birds have become a rarity on British shores over the past half century, with the population falling around 95 per cent. Read more

Weekly round-up: June 20

Rewilding is an often controversial topic among British farmers, landowners and conservationists, but while the debate continues, Eurasian jays, thrushes, mice and squirrels have been busy regenerating woodland themselves. Read more

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter