The United States has failed to take leadership in the Convention on Biological Diversity. Its most biodiverse state can fill that gap.
The pressures of climate change and human land use could lead to the disappearance of unique biodiversity and vital ecological services.
"Policies that minimize soil degradation and protect soil biodiversity should be a component of biodiversity protection at all levels."
To set humanity on the right track, the report recommended eight transitions to improve our relationship with nature and protect Earth’s and our own wellbeing.
“Extinction breeds extinctions.”
Lifting this restriction grants hunters permission to use cruel and inhumane hunting tactics.
A catastrophic loss in biodiversity, reckless destruction of wildland and warming temperatures have allowed disease to explode. Ignoring the connection between climate change and pandemics would be “dangerous delusion,” one scientist said.
Trump’s border wall is not alone. Similar structures and development on the lands between nations threaten biodiversity around the globe.
A biodiversity experiment in Australia showed animal species can help reduce flammable leaf litter by 24 percent.
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