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Why is it important?

Around 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history.

IPBES

Biodiversity is a force for development and an opportunity for communities to achieve economic growth, women/community empowerment and sustainable development.

Can I Get an Example?

"An example of the impact of biodiversity loss on human wellbeing is the case of pollinators, such as bees and other insects, whose abundance is declining rapidly but upon which we all depend for the bulk of our fruits and vegetables."

UNEP

"Loss of biodiversity is...not only an environmental issue, but also a developmental, economic, security, social and moral issue as well."

IPBES

What can I Do?

Send us an email to get more information on participating in the Color of Biodiversity Campaign. To find more information on biodiversity loss right now, explore the Biodiversity Hub.