New Vision Required to Stave Off Dramatic Biodiversity Loss, Says UN Report

May 10, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

Nairobi - Natural systems that support economies, lives and livelihoods across the planet are at risk of rapid degradation and collapse unless there is swift, radical and creative action to conserve and sustainably use the variety of life on Earth.

This is one principal conclusion of a major new assessment of the current state of biodiversity and the implications of its continued loss for human well-being.