Mexico is a megadiverse country and it hosts cultural and environmental complexities. Under present conditions of biodiversity loss, transformation of natural ecosystems, water supply crisis and climate change it is crucial to increase the effort and quality of public communica- tion of environmental themes.

Currently, environmental issues have not obtained the attention in mass media in Mexico they deserve. Environment and sustainability issues should be crucial in journalistic stories but the topics are not yet considered of relevance at the editorial desk. Scientists are aware of the need to communicate science in a “more action-oriented” way. Universities, research centres and some organisations have increased their interest in establishing communication channels to improve collaborative strategies with other social sectors. 

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Communicating environmental issues through the media in Mexico
An overview

Ana Claudia Nepote   Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México campus Morelia

Mexico is a megadiverse country and it hosts cultural and environmental complexities. Under present conditions of biodiversity loss, transformation of natural ecosystems, water supply crisis and climate change it is crucial to increase the effort and quality of public communica- tion of environmental themes.

Currently, environmental issues have not obtained the attention in mass media in Mexico they deserve. Environment and sustainability issues should be crucial in journalistic stories but the topics are not yet considered of relevance at the editorial desk. Scientists are aware of the need to communicate science in a “more action-oriented” way. Universities, research centres and some organisations have increased their interest in establishing communication channels to improve collaborative strategies with other social sectors. 

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