Thursday, January 7, 2010

Biodiversity loss needs much more attention

Biodiversity loss is one of the biggest ecological issues, and it is really no surprise that The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) called on governments to redouble their efforts to reverse the loss of biodiversity across the globe. Biodiversity loss will not only have huge impact on environment but also on world's economy, and could lead to catastrophic consequences.

Though the countries have set biodiversity targets it is now quite clear that these targets won't be met, and what is even worse human activity is making biodiversity loss accelerating at unprecedented rate, and with each day we are getting one step closer towards the real environmental disaster.

Unless we tackle climate change we won't be able to stop the biodiversity loss, but tackling climate change despite being the most important step in halting biodiversity loss is not the only step we must make, we also need to make some other steps, like for instance stop deforestation of tropical rainforests since these forests are areas of the richest biodiversity in our planet.

So far we have only acknowledged the biodiversity loss problem, and we are still lacking real effort to make a difference. All countries should put more effort to halt biodiversity loss because this is one of the biggest global ecological problems. Only by working together, on global level, world can start solving biodiversity loss problem.

Many creatures on our planet are having really tough time to survive, and human activity that caused global warming is pushing many plants and animals to the brink of extinction. Every creature, every living being, plays very important role in our planet, in ensuring the perfect functioning of the food chain, one of the most important processes on our planet. With more and more animals and plants disappearing from the face of our planet this system will stop functioning properly, and we'll be in real trouble.

If the world fails to reverse the loss of biodiversity, many, if not all, of the other strategies to protect threatened species and habitats will be destined for failure. The clock is ticking really fast...

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