Six Key Themes with hover descriptions (taken from ESRAG)
How does biodiversity benefit humanity?
Earth’s biodiversity, now suffering catastrophic losses because of human activity, is essential for human communities to survive and thrive. We depend entirely on nature’s ability to provide us with ecosystem services. Here are some examples. Indigenous plants capture water for our aquifers, keep soil fertile, and prevent erosion. Healthy, unpolluted watersheds protect our drinking water. Terrestrial and marine forests sequester carbon and defend us from drought, heat, sea-level rise, and storm damage. A huge share of the human food supply depends on pollinators, and mangroves and coral reefs provide the habitat for our fisheries. Protecting wild habitats from human encroachment reduces our risk of pandemics.
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of trees to be planted, imagine the opportunities that await.
Living sustainably within the planetary boundaries.
For humans to thrive, our food systems must thrive.
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Rethink, refuse, reduce, re-choose, repair, reuse, recycle towards zero waste.
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