28 Feb '16, 4pm

Can we halt #biodiversity loss in 15 years? Yes we can

Can we halt #biodiversity loss in 15 years? Yes we can

Habitat loss, climate change, pollution, over-exploitation and the spread of invasive species all remain huge threats that will require extraordinary efforts to tackle. But time has not yet run out. The UN's ambitious new Sustainable Development Goals include a target to halt biodiversity loss by 2030. The SDGs have generated a great deal of comment , with questions raised as to whether the lofty aspirations can be turned into realistic policies. An article in The Lancet even dismissed the SDGs as nothing more than "fairy tales" . So is halting biodiversity loss a fairy tale? 'Biodiversity' refers to the diversity of life on Earth. It includes diversity within species, between species, and of ecosystems. There are any number of statistics that confirm its decline across the globe. For instance, the Red List of threatened species , developed by the International Union for t...

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