Reduce the Loss of Biodiversity - By Olivia

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Reduce the Loss of Biodiversity - By Olivia

  1. 1. Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability Target 7b: Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss (UNDP) By Olivia H. EN0802
  2. 2. What is the problem? <ul><li> … the ongoing loss of species around the world is affecting human well-being. (BBC News, 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Earth is unable to keep up in the struggle to regenerate. (WWF, 2006) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Causes <ul><li>Habitat loss and degradation </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive nutrient load and other forms of pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Over-exploitation and unsustainable use </li></ul><ul><li>Invasive alien species </li></ul><ul><li>(UN’s 3rd Global Biodiversity Outlook, 2010) </li></ul>Proportion of all assessed species in different threat categories of extinction risk on the IUCN Red List, based on data from 47,677 species.Source: IUCN, pie chart compiled by Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2010) Global Biodiversity Outlook 3, May 2010
  4. 4. Effects <ul><li>Ecosystem services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protection of water resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soils formation and protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutrient storage and recycling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pollution breakdown and absorption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribution to climate stability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance of ecosystems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recovery from unpredictable events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Biological resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicinal resources and pharmaceutical drugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wood products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ornamental plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breeding stocks, population reservoirs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity in genes, species and ecosystems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social benefits, such as </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research, education and monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recreation and tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural values </li></ul></ul>Let’s just think in another way. A healthy biodiversity provides: (Anup Shah From Global Issue, 2008)
  5. 5. GREENPEACE © Greenpeace
  6. 6. 3 of its campaigns <ul><li>Save the bluefin tuna of the Mediterranean </li></ul><ul><li>Justice for whales and the Tokyo Two </li></ul><ul><li>G8/20:Invest in the future- I call on the leaders of the 2010 G20 to act in the interests of all the world's citizens. (Greenpeace,2010) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why this is important to me? © National Geographic Society. ©Discovery Communications, LLC. 
  8. 8. What will I do? <ul><li>Volunteer for </li></ul><ul><li>Pay continuous attention to global issues </li></ul>
  9. 9. What can you do? <ul><li>Volunteering for non-profit organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Arising public awareness of this issue </li></ul><ul><li>Changing things from the bottom up! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Citations <ul><li>Black, Richard. &quot;BBC News - World's Biodiversity 'crisis' Needs Action, Says UN.&quot;  BBC NEWS | News Front Page . 11 Jan. 2010. Web. 26 June 2010. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8449506.stm>. </li></ul><ul><li>Greenpeace. &quot;About Greenpeace | Greenpeace International.&quot;  Greenpeace | Greenpeace USA . Web. 26 June 2010. <http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/about/?osindex=0>. </li></ul><ul><li>Greenpeace. &quot;G8/20:Invest in the Future | Greenpeace International.&quot;  Greenpeace | Greenpeace USA . 2010. Web. 26 June 2010. <http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/climate-change/G820Invest-in-the-future/?thingstodo>. </li></ul><ul><li>Greenpeace. &quot;Save the Bluefin Tuna of the Mediterranean | Greenpeace International.&quot; Greenpeace | Greenpeace USA . 2010. Web. 26 June 2010. <http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/oceans/marine-reserves/roadmap-to-recovery/Save-the-bluefin-tuna-of-the-Mediterranean-/?thingstodo>. </li></ul><ul><li>Greenpeace. &quot;Japanese Whaling | Greenpeace International.&quot;  Greenpeace | Greenpeace USA . 2010. Web. 26 June 2010. <http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/oceans/whaling/ending-japanese-whaling/>. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. &quot;Current Pressures on Biodiversity and Responses.&quot;  Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 - Home . 10 May 2010. Web. 26 June 2010. <http://gbo3.cbd.int/the-outlook/gbo3/biodiversity-in-2010/current-pressures-on-biodiversity-and-responses.aspx>. </li></ul><ul><li>Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. &quot;Loss of Biodiversity and Extinctions — Global Issues.&quot;  Global Issues : Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All — Global Issues . 10 May 2010. Web. 26 June 2010. <http://www.globalissues.org/article/171/loss-of-biodiversity-and-extinctions>. </li></ul><ul><li>Shah, Anup. &quot;Why Is Biodiversity Important? Who Cares? — Global Issues.&quot;  Global Issues : Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All — Global Issues . 18 Nov. 2008. Web. 26 June 2010. <http://www.globalissues.org/article/170/why-is-biodiversity-important-who-cares>. </li></ul><ul><li>UN Department of Public Information. &quot;Fact Sheet for Goal 7.&quot; UN. Pdf. Spetember 2008. <http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/2008highlevel/pdf/newsroom/Goal%207%20FINAL.pdf>. </li></ul><ul><li>UN. &quot;Goal 7.&quot;  UNDP | United Nations Development Programme . Web. 26 June 2010. <http://www.undp.org/mdg/goal7.shtml>. </li></ul><ul><li>WWF. &quot;WWF - Human Footprint Too Big for Nature.&quot;  WWF - WWF . 24 Oct. 2006. Web. 26 June 2010. <http://wwf.panda.org/index.cfm?uNewsID=83520>. </li></ul>

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