Talks are currently underway in Kenya on a new international treaty to tackle dramatic species loss. What exactly is at stake? Here's what you need to know.
UN biodiversity chief: 'Without biodiversity, there would be no life'
17 Oct 2021
The world has not yet been able to safeguard ecosystems that are key to the well-being of humanity, the United Nations biodiversity chief has said.
14 Oct 2021
Amid an unprecedented extinction event, scientists have warned that protecting biodiversity is essential to protecting human life. However, experts are unsure whether China has the experience to lead a global effort.
12 May 2019
UN biodiversity report shows the world is going through 'sixth mass extinction'.
9 May 2019
A UN-backed report says a million species are at risk of extinction and warns biodiversity loss and failure to conserve ecosystems has catastrophic effects on people as well as nature.
22 Feb 2019
A UN report on the state of world biodiversity for food and agriculture links rising food insecurity and chronic hunger to threatened habitats and ecosystems. But traditional female stewards of biodiversity offer hope.