AN URGENT REPORT
DEVASTATING UNITED NATIONS REPORT ON BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEMS, THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT OF ITS KIND TO DATE, MAKES CLEAR THAT WE MUST ACT NOW, AND IN CONCERT, TO SAVE WHAT IS LEFT OF OUR WORLD.
1,000,000 species threatened with extinction. Nature’s Dangerous Decline “Unprecedented.” Species Extinction Rates “Accelerating.” Current global response insufficient. Indigenous and local knowledge drawn upon as models for the first time in addition to scientific and governmental sources. “Transformative changes” needed to restore and protect nature. Opposition from vested interests can [and must] be overcome for public good. Past predictions seriously underestimated the damage and devastation.
ACTION NECESSITATED NOW.
“The overwhelming evidence of the IPBES [Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services] Global Assessment, from a wide range of different fields of knowledge, presents an ominous picture. The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.”
– IPBES Chair Sir Robert Watson