The latest United Nations report on the state of our environment shows that as many as 1 million species could be extinct, many within just decades. Our planet’s diversity of species has plummeted at an alarming rate.
Why? Our natural world is being altered at an alarming rate, and species are paying the price. Forests are being slashed, development is forcing wildlife from its home, and illegal trafficking is taking a grave toll. Many species are dangerously close to extinction, fighting against the odds.
We cannot let this vicious cycle continue — as we degrade nature, climate change becomes more severe. And as climate change worsens, it accelerates the loss of precious lands, waters and wildlife.
Leaders around the world are preparing to gather for a final round of UN negotiations on a make-or-break agreement to stop the spiraling extinction crisis. But after two inconclusive working sessions and countless delays, early signs still point to a lack of high-level ambition at these upcoming talks. Without action to change course, it will be a failure that’s felt for generations.
Pledge to stand with The Nature Conservancy as we call on global leaders to back strong international action to halt and reverse biodiversity loss.
Together, we can protect nature and ensure that our planet thrives. But a nature-positive future is only possible if all nations and businesses step up to the challenge.