Since 1970, populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have shrunk by 68%, mainly due to farming and the wildlife trade, says WWF.
One million species of animal and plant could disappear forever, according to the United Nations, with loss of habitat remaining a significant threat.
Improving water, sanitation, and hygiene practice – a practice known as WASH – is vital in reducing the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in developing countries.
Half of tropical deforestation is illegal, and it won't be stopped by voluntary measures alone.
At a time of crisis for nature, we need to change the rules of the game that fuel our unchecked pursuit of growth and ever-increasing material consumption.
While livestock takes up 77% of the world’s agricultural land, it only produces 18% of the world’s calories and 37% of total protein.
From eco-friendly “Green Mosques” and “Green Churches” using renewable energy and encouraging conservation, to Hindu and Buddhist tree-planting and recycling initiatives.
If climate trends continue as projected, the influence of local climate and climate change will likely overtake land use as the most important factor influencing bird populations.