Loss of biodiversity is a global problem

5By Elton Alisson

Agência FAPESP – Biodiversity loss is the most important threat faced by humanity today. This loss is occurring rapidly in many places around the globe at a time of major global climate changes and strong pressure to drastically increase food production to support the expanding global population.

This warning was delivered by Zakri Abdul Hamid, president of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), at the opening ceremonies of the Regional Meeting of IPBES for Latin America and the Caribbean, held on July 11. Officially created in April 2012, IPBES focuses on organizing knowledge about global biodiversity to inform policy decisions on the world stage… >>Continue Reading<<

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