My friend Christine Ottery over at Open Minds and Parachutes asked me more than a week ago to put up an announcement about the Guardian’s new international biodiversity campaign… and then I got blind-sided by Life and I haven’t posted in more than a week! (Sorry Christine!) “Biodiversity 100 is an international campaign to get those responsible in G20 countries to sign up to very specific pledges to protect our top 100 species or ecosystems that are falling by the political wayside,” Christine wrote to me. I think it’s always tough to rank the “top 100″ species or ecosystems most in need of protection, because rankings can vary depending upon different criteria used, but I’m glad to see them pushing to highlight conservation issues in 2010 — which the United Nations has labeled the International Year of Biodiversity. The creators of Biodiversity 100 are asking people to log on to their site and submit ideas for what needs to be protected. So go ahead, click on the link and peruse the ideas submitted then give them your input too.