Dangerous declines in biodiversity continue globally

March 26, 2018

Fungus, rhinoceros, jellyfish, and snow covered trees

(External News) An assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services in four regions of the world:  the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, as well as Europe and Central Asia, revealed that biodiversity and nature’s capacity to contribute to human life are suffering degradations, reductions, and loss.  Some key stressors impacting natural systems include overexploitation and unsustainable use of natural resources, habitat stress, pollution, invasive alien species, and climate change.

A review of the assessment published in Science News on March 23, 2018, describes the effects that these changes to biodiversity and ecosystem services is presently having on human populations as well as future scenarios.


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