The 2019 global report of IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, the IPCC's equivalent for biodiversity) sounds the alarm: collapse of terrestrial and marine biodiversity, extinction of species, unprecedented degradation of ecosystem services!
Biodiversity is in global decline and human activity is the main culprit. "Nature is declining globally at a rate unprecedented in human history - and the rate of species extinction is accelerating, already causing serious impacts on human populations around the world," warns the new and historic IPBES report.
It is not too late but the situation is such that urgent action is needed!
In this context, this MOOC Biodiversity and Global Change provides you with indispensable knowledge to better understand how biodiversity is essential to human existence, the services it provides, why it is essential to integrate and conserve it, why indigenous and local peoples are its custodians, and to enable you to engage in the protection of biodiversity.
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