Protecting human and environmental security

The world is in the midst of one of the most precipitous losses in biodiversity since life began on our planet more than five billion years ago.

UN Photo: Eskinder Debebe
The international community has preferred to focus on individual diseases rather than strengthening primary healthcare systems.
Keith Martin
Published: Wednesday, 10/07/2009 12:00 am EDT

The world is in the midst of one of the most precipitous losses in biodiversity since life began on our planet more than five billion years ago. Today, one-third of all mammal species and 15 per cent of all bird species are on the brink of extinction.

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