Juha Kauppinen

Juha Kauppinen (b. 1975) has written about nature and the environment for the last twenty years. As an author, he has won the Kanava Prize and State Award for Public Information, and as a journalist, the Bonnier Grand Prize for Journalism. In 2019, he published the acclaimed, prize-winning book Diversity: Stories of Loss. His book Awakenings: How I Became an Environmental Activist, on the rise of the environmental movement and opposition to it, was published in 2021. The Essential Biodiversity: Pathways to the Natural World (2022) is his cross-over take on the most important questions of our time.

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The Essential Biodiversity (2022)