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invasive species

Invasive alien species are one of five that directly contribute to the decline of global biodiversity, along with changing land and sea use, direct exploitation of organisms, climate change and pollution. Today, the World Biodiversity Council plans to publish its IPBES Assessment of Invasive Alien Species and Their Control.

With guest speaker: Klement Tockner, Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Frankfurt

Asian longhorn beetle

They are introduced through long-distance travel and global trade: invasive insects. Tiger mosquitoes, Japanese beetles and other pests are spreading rapidly in Switzerland, endangering forests, agriculture and people. Using the longhorn beetle as an example, we show the tremendous effort put into fighting the invaders.

Nature’s Safety

The “Nature’s Safe” biobank aims to collect tissue samples and DNA from endangered animal species and freeze them at -196° to “revive” or clone extinct species in the future.

25 years of Google

Founded in a garage, the company has grown over the years to become one of the most important IT players worldwide. Google changed the world. Accessing information on the Internet within seconds has become commonplace in the last 25 years thanks to Google. The downside is a company’s unprecedented know-how and previously unimaginable market power.

Moderator: Yve Fehring

Source: ZDF

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