6 charts that show the state of biodiversity and nature loss - and how we can go 'nature positive'

These six charts outline the scale of biodiversity loss - and what can be done to reach the nature-positive target. Image: Unsplash/Alenka Skvarc

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If we are unable to limit warming to 1.5°C, climate change is likely to become the dominant cause of biodiversity loss in the coming decades. Image: WWF

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Cycads, an ancient group of plants, are most at risk of extinction. Image: WWF

Chart showing where biodiversity is most intact.
Understanding changes in biodiversity is vital to its future protection. Image: WWF

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Humanities ecological footprint by land use and by activities. Image: Living Planet Report 2022

Chart showing what is needed to prevent biodiversity loss.
Bending the curve for biodiversity will require ambitious targets that not only accelerate conservation and restoration, but also address drivers of biodiversity loss. Image: WWF

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Momentum is building towards reversing biodiversity loss this decade. Image: WWF

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