Deforestation

Deforestation is harming biodiversity

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The world hasn’t fully met any of the 20 biodiversity targets set by global governments a decade ago, leading conservationists to condemn nature protection efforts as a “massive failure”.

A United Nations report today reveals only six of the “Aichi targets” for 2020 have been partially achieved. The other 16, such as eliminating subsidies that are driving biodiversity loss or halving the rate at which natural habitats are being lost, have been completely missed.

The goals were agreed by almost 200 governments at a 2010 UN Convention on Biological Diversity …

source: newscientist.com

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