We’re still using old-fashioned or knee-jerk methods for conservation prioritisation. Reserves are allocated when land becomes available, instead of strategically
Despite the catastrophic loss of species, we still don’t monitor the levels of biodiversity or ecosystems in an internationally agreed
Ecosystems are changing at a rate unprecedented in history, and new pressures are interacting to move systems into new states.
We still don’t really know how many species there are on Earth, and have named only a fraction of these.
We are in the midst of the greatest biodiversity crisis the world has ever seen. The rate of extinction today