Biodiversity targets are slipping out of reach, but all is not lost

Despite decades of international commitments to protect biodiversity, little progress appears to have been made.

Despite decades of international commitments to protect biodiversity, little progress appears to have been made. Image: Pexels/Berthold Grünhagen

Richard Cornford
Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Fiona Spooner
Senior Data Scientist, Our World In Data
Robin Freeman
Head of Indicators and Assessments Unit, Zoological Society of London
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An African elephant may reproduce after 25 years and live to be 70. Image: Pexels/Pixabay
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Future species population trends will be led by current and past environmental conditions. Image: REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

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