Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (29 April – 4 May) in Paris.
Hundreds of thousands of different species of animals and plants are facing extinction because of human activity, according to the United Nations.
The full report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will be released later today and is expected to say this biodiversity crisis is on a par with - and maybe exceeds - climate change.
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The development of a new ‘in field’ App dramatically improves efficiency and provides consistent data recording.
Restoration of unnamed tributay of River Chew offers new habitat for rare wildlife.
A lost river has returned to the Somerset countryside for the first time in 70 years, and with it a new habitat for several species of rare and threatened wildlife.
To avoid a climate emergency we need to act fast. Rewilding and other natural climate solutions can draw millions of tonnes of CO2 out of the air through restoring and protecting our living systems. We call on the UK government to make a bold financial and political commitment to nature's recovery.
We need to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate breakdown. To do this we need both to reduce carbon emissions and to remove carbon from the atmosphere. By drawing down carbon, nature's recovery can help us reach net carbon zero.
This year’s Boost for Biodiversity fund is now open for applications!
Application window closes 31 May 2019
Total fund of £100,000 available
Applications open to:
- Community groups
- Farmers and landowners
How to apply: