Almost a third of the Earth will need to be protected by 2030 and pollution cut by half to save our remaining wildlife, as we enter the planet’s sixth era of mass extinction, according to a United Nations agency.
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity released a draft plan on Monday, which sets global goals to combat the ongoing biodiversity crisis in the coming decades.
The convention had set similar targets in 2010, at a summit in Japan. But the world failed to meet most of those 2020 goals — and is now facing unprecedented extinction rates, threatened ecosystems, and severe consequences for human survival.
We are in the midst of Earth’s sixth mass extinction. Almost a third of the Earth will need to be protected by 2030 and pollution cut by half to save our remaining wildlife, the UN warns. https://t.co/dWDDWUMe8k
— CNN (@CNN) January 14, 2020
“Many Australian plants and animals are adapted to cope with fire. But they’re not adapted to cope with fire of this scale and this intensity.”@vox speaks with an Australian ecologist about the long-term impacts of the #bushfires.#AustraliaFireshttps://t.co/Nz3GN4DtB9
— UN Biodiversity (@UNBiodiversity) January 12, 2020