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Biodiversity – Why We Need Diversity of Species

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Biodiversity – Why We Need Diversity of Species

Butterflies, birds, bees, fish, plants - the diversity of animal and plant species has dramatically decreased worldwide in recent years. In its “Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services” dated May 2019, the World Biodiversity Council (IPBES) warns of the imminent further loss of up to one million species worldwide in the coming decades. This decline will lead to the loss of goods, services, and values for humankind – it is a threat to our entire ecosystem.

More      Working Group “Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes”

Causes and Effects of Species Decline

The World Biodiversity Council warns of the incalculable consequences of species loss.

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Measures to Protect Biodiversity

Scientists are calling for prompt action by policy-makers and society.

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Publications on the Topic

Researchers have published on the topic in various formats.

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Digital Dossier on the Topic

The dossier presents the topic of biodiversity and agriculture in a lively and interactive way.

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Experts on the Topic

Scientists from various fields are conducting research on biodiversity. (German)

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Events Relating to the Topic

Biodiversity is the subject of numerous information and networking events hosted by the Leopoldina.

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