(CNN) -- How can we balance progress and conservation?
On August 11 we will be exploring this issue even further with a live debate, and we want you to be part of the discussions.
Taking place at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew -- an international center of biodiversity research -- the debate panel will feature Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity for the UN and Paul Smith, head of Millennium Seed Bank. Stay tuned for news of other panelists soon.
But just as important is your involvement. We'll put your questions, videos and comments to the panel about the challenges facing the planet's ecosystems.
What should the priorities be: preserving ecosystems or economic development? Do drastic measures need to be taken to prevent mass extinction? How much more can we learn from the natural world to enhance our own lives?