Global Biodiversity Loss: Safeguarding Biodiversity from an Unprecedented Range of Threats - SDG Policy Brief No. 003

United Nations Environment Programme (2018-05)

Biodiversity loss is caused by a range of different pressures, from habitat loss due to agricultural expansion, pollution or desertification to invasive alien species and climate change. Impacts of biodiversity loss are being felt across all Earth’s major biomes and the cost of inaction is escalating, demanding increased investment in conservation and sustainable use on a global scale.

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