The diversity of life on Earth is not simply something to marvel over – it’s also vital for our own health and livelihoods.
Plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms form a complex, interconnected web of ecosystems and habitats that provides our life support system. They give us clean water, breathable air, food, medicine, energy, and much more. We simply cannot survive without them.
There’s a problem however. We are using nearly 30% more natural resources than the Earth can replenish and our activities are drastically changing the planet’s climate.
As a result the life support system is starting to break down. Millions of people are already feeling the consequences. And things will get much worse if we keep going the same way.