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Biodiversity is essential for human health and well-being, economic prosperity, food safety and security, and other critical areas necessary for the individual and collective thriving of all humans and all human societies. Recognized by a growing coalition of political leaders, civil society, the business community, indigenous peoples and local communities, youth and other key stakeholders, we can all safeguard life on earth with dramatically increased and coordinated action. Let us all look back in 2050 noting that we saved life for future generations, plants and animals. Join the Action Agenda and become a champion of action.
Agriculture must be part of the solution, not the problem
Agriculture must be part of the solution, not the problem
Agriculture must be part of the solution, not the problem
As we move into 2020, the super year for biodiversity, achieving our global goals will hinge on making food production more ...
Addressing gender-based differences accelerates biodiversity progress
Addressing gender-based differences accelerates biodiversity progress
Addressing gender-based differences accelerates biodiversity progress
A new guide, Addressing Gender Issues and Actions in Biodiversity Objectives, provides biodiversity professionals with concrete ...
Global agreements safeguard nature and secure our future
Global agreements safeguard nature and secure our future
Global agreements safeguard nature and secure our future
The 196 Parties of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity are expected to adopt a new global biodiversity framework ...
Food systems depend on biodiversity and ecosystem services
Food systems depend on biodiversity and ecosystem services
Food systems depend on biodiversity and ecosystem services
Biodiversity is key for food security and nutrition, and contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero ...
Solutions to our global water challenges can be found in nature
Solutions to our global water challenges can be found in nature
Solutions to our global water challenges can be found in nature
Water-related disasters accounted for an estimated 90% of the most disastrous events since 1990, affecting 4.2 billion people and ...
Biodiversity underpins all fishing and aquaculture activities
Biodiversity underpins all fishing and aquaculture activities
Biodiversity underpins all fishing and aquaculture activities
Never before have people consumed so much fish or depended so greatly on the sector for their well-being.
Threats to inland water biodiversity are significant
Threats to inland water biodiversity are significant
Threats to inland water biodiversity are significant
The biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems is declining faster than any other biome. Vast changes are expected in world freshwater ...
2.6 billion people draw their livelihoods mostly from agriculture
2.6 billion people draw their livelihoods mostly from agriculture
2.6 billion people draw their livelihoods mostly from agriculture
The planet will have to feed an additional 1.5 billion people in 2030, 90% of whom will be living in developing countries; and, ...
Oceans contain a wealth of biodiversity
Oceans contain a wealth of biodiversity
Oceans contain a wealth of biodiversity
Oceans are seriously under-protected: just over 1% of the ocean surface is designated as protected areas, compared to nearly 15% ...
The world's oceans contain a vast amount of interesting species
The world's oceans contain a vast amount of interesting species
The world's oceans contain a vast amount of interesting species
Species diversity is known to be as high as 1000 per square metre in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, and new oceanic species are ...
Climate change is a major and growing driver of biodiversity loss
Climate change is a major and growing driver of biodiversity loss
Climate change is a major and growing driver of biodiversity loss
The efforts to protect and restore habitats not only benefit biodiversity but also offer cost-effective and proven measures to ...
Biodiversity provides cost-effective natural infrastructure
Biodiversity provides cost-effective natural infrastructure
Biodiversity provides cost-effective natural infrastructure
Green infrastructure can offer multiple benefits and is often more effective than built infrastructure in terms of cost, longevity ...
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1 million species face the threat of extinction, more than at any other point in human history. Land use changes, climate change, pollution and invasive species are some of the drivers of biodiversity
Biodiversity is essential for sustainable development and human well-being
Biodiversity is essential for sustainable development and human ...
Biodiversity is essential for sustainable development and human ...
Given the need for biodiversity and healthy ecosystems to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is not ...
Transformative changes are needed  to safeguard life on Earth
Transformative changes are needed to safeguard life on Earth
Transformative changes are needed to safeguard life on Earth
A landmark report shows that an alarming decline in nature and its vital contributions to people is a critical risk for the 21st ...
Equity plays a role in the management of nature
Equity plays a role in the management of nature
Equity plays a role in the management of nature
Larger income inequality within countries is known to have correlation with greater biodiversity loss, although further analyses ...
Sustainable agriculture promotes biodiversity
Sustainable agriculture promotes biodiversity
Sustainable agriculture promotes biodiversity
Every day, agriculture produces an average of 23.7 million tons of food, provides livelihoods for 2.5 billion people, and is the ...
Our food relies on pollinators
Our food relies on pollinators
Our food relies on pollinators
Approximately 33% of the food consumed by humans is dependent, either directly or indirectly, on honey bee pollination.
Forests are likely to be greatly affected by climate change
Forests are likely to be greatly affected by climate change
Forests are likely to be greatly affected by climate change
In the last 8000 years about 45% of the Earth's original forest cover has disappeared, most of it during the past century.