A million species 'threatened with extinction'

Wyns, Arthur

Publisher:  The Ecologist
Date Written:  06/05/2019
Year Published:  2019  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23633

A summary of a dire climate report on the decline in global biodiversity.




Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history - with grave impacts on people around the world, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), launched today in Paris.

The report, authored by 455 experts and reviewing over 15,000 scientific studies, assesses the global changes to the world’s biodiversity over the past five decades, providing a comprehensive picture of our relationship with, and impact on, nature....

"The loss of species, ecosystems and genetic diversity is already a global and generational threat to human well-being. Protecting the invaluable contributions of nature to people will be the defining challenge of decades to come,” says Sir Robert Watson, who chairs IPBES.
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