“I WOULD SAY THAT THIS IS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT ON THE STATE OF NATURE AND HUMANITY’S PLACE IN IT. WE NEED TO USE BIODIVERSITY IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY, SO THAT WE CAN BETTER RESPOND TO RISING CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES AND PRODUCE FOOD IN A WAY THAT DOESN’T HARM OUR ENVIRONMENT.”
– PROF SIR ROBERT WATSON, IPBES CHAIR.
What can we do?
The report advises ways in which we can effectively address rapid biodiversity loss. From avoiding pesticides to protecting wildlife habitat, it’s important to protect ecosystems today if we are to slow this rate of extinction.
Protecting and preserving rainforest is one of the most essential actions we can take for the climate and Earth’s species, of all kinds.
Ecological breakdown is a global emergency, and we must respond accordingly. Nature is not ‘nice to have’ – it’s our life support system. We need to treat it as so, and protect habitat around the tropics.