Urgency of the Biodiversity Extinction Crisis Explained
“Stories help people understand and become engaged with what’s happening around us…In 2019, the UN warned that 1 million species of plants and animals were threatened with extinction. Those big numbers were surprising, but it allows you to pay attention because somewhere within, you can recognize we are touched by those creatures and be touched by the fact that we are losing them as are part of our lives. There’s a moral conviction to protect or save them,” offered Paula Ehrlich in the latest episode of Sustainability Defined.
Sustainability Defined podcast is an acclaimed environment and conservation podcast downloaded in over 100 countries, included on course curricula at universities across the US, and regularly listed as one of GreenBiz’s top sustainability podcasts.
Ehrlich, the CEO and President of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation has appeared on several podcasts, including, the Climate One podcast. This is Ehrlich’s first appearance since the historic Kunming-Montreal agreement for biodiversity was signed in December 2022. In a simple and easy-to-follow manner, Ehrlich lays out the urgency of the extinction crisis and how the scientific and conservation community can come together with realistic solutions to save biodiversity, the web of life.
“The tricky thing with biodiversity is once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.”
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