In WWF’s most recent biennial report, the organisation finds that biodiversity is at risk and the planet is overtaxed by humans, but also that there is still a chance to ‘bend the curve’ of biodiversity loss.
Eike Luedeling, a professor at the University of Bonn's Institute of Crop Sciences and Resource Conservation, says that reforestation should not be seen as a substitute for curbing emissions from using fossil fuels.
Timed to coincide with a bid to create a treaty to protect and conserve the biodiversity of oceans, Turkey's scenic coastlines are the subject of a new exhibition at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Compiled by 145 expert authors from 50 countries, the study found that up to one million of Earth's estimated eight million plant, insect and animal species are at risk of extinction, some within decades.
While the lights-off event is a symbolic gesture, Earth Hour has led successful campaigns over the past decade to ban plastics in the Galapagos Islands and plant 17 million trees in Kazakhstan.
A report says Henderson Island, which is prized for its biodiversity, is polluted with an estimated 37.7 million pieces of plastic.
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