We have an encouraging news to share: The launch of the Planet Outlook website. Planet Outlook is Our Partner in Education in the UNM Biodiversity Webinar Series—Fall 2020, which U.S. Senator Tom Udall and I are co-hosting that started on September 14 and will conclude on December 3. The webinar series is organized by the Species in Peril project at UNM in partnership with the Office of the U.S. Senator Tom Udall, Office of Congresswoman Deb Haaland, New Mexico BioPark Society, and the Southwest Environmental Center.
Planet Outlook is an expansive media initiative that aims to bring attention to the intensifying biodiversity and the climate crises, water and pollution, environmental justice and so much more. The initiative is a project of the Outlook Media Group, one of India’s top national media houses. I cannot think of any global media initiative on environment comparable to this one expect perhaps “The age of extinction” of The Guardian, which focuses on the biodiversity crisis.
New Delhi-based journalist and conservationist Ananda Banerjee, Editor of Special Project at Outlook has taken the helm of Planet Outlook. Ananda is also the Senior Advisor on India and South Asia for the Species in Peril project at UNM.