Presentation by Jonathan Loh. His report describes and compares current trends in biological and linguistic diversity, and argues that there are striking parallels between the evolutionary origins of diversity of nature and of culture, with both facing an extinction crisis. However, the extinction processes in languages and in species differ and geographic patterns of extinction risks across the world differ as well.
Jonathan Loh is a biologist, a consultant to the World Wide Fund for Nature and an honorary research associate at the Zoological Society of London.
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