The report of the UN Biodiversity Council makes it abundantly clear: humanity is endangering its own basis of survival – biodiversity. One million species worldwide are therefore acutely endangered and the sixth major mass extinction is in full swing.
Never before in human history have so many animal and plant species become extinct. There are already at least 20 percent fewer species in all important habitats than at the beginning of the 20th century. Responsible for this rapid loss of biodiversity is, among other things, the intensive use of land by us humans, but also climate change and environmental pollution.