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The IPBES Values Assessment is approved by plenary

The Values Assessment of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services was released, with the message that “Decisions Based on Narrow Set of Market Values of Nature Underpin the Global Biodiversity Crisis“. News coverage included an article in Nature and this one in The Guardian, among many others. Kai Chan served as a chapter Review Editor.

Campos et al., Steller’s sea cow uncertain history

Campos, A.A., C.D. Bullen, E.J. Gregr, I. McKechnie and K.M.A. Chan (2022). “Steller’s sea cow uncertain history illustrates importance of ecological context when interpreting demographic histories from genomes.” Nature Communications 13(1): 3674. Doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-31381-6

Fish et al., People and nature: The emerging signature of a relational journal

Fish, R., K.M.A. Chan, C. Maller, R.S. Hails, E. Aimé and K.J. Gaston (2022). “People and nature: The emerging signature of a relational journal.” People and Nature 4(3): 592-595. Doi: 10.1002/pan3.10339

Alberto Campos coauthors new IUCN manual on privately protected areas

Alberto Campos coauthors new practical guidelines for people managing privately protected areas that were recently released by the IUCN NL Land Acquisition Fund and American Bird Conservancy.

Lliso et al, Nature’s disvalues

Lliso, B., D. Lenzi, B. Muraca, K.M.A. Chan and U. Pascual (2022). “Nature’s disvalues: what are they and why do they matter?” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 56: 101173. Doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2022.101173 (Free access:

Lea Anderson wins a SSHRC CGS-M

Lea Anderson just got awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholarship for her Master’s. Bravo!

Lea and Lauren’s essay published in the National Observer

Lea Anderson (1st year MA, RES) and Lauren Moody (3rd year BSc) argued for system change and a path to achieve it.

CoSphere news in Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun covered the CoSphere launch in this article.

Kai’s Overshoot Day essay published in The Globe and Mail

By March 13, Americans and Canadians have used up our share of the planet’s resources for the year. In this essay, Kai explains how our response should differ from the usual “3 things to do for the planet”. The pre-edited version on CoSphere’s site.