Earth On Verge Of Major Biodiversity Crisis

Posted on Thursday, July 27 at 10:35 by Ed Deak
The protection of biological diversity is a must for the health of the planet's ecosystems that take care of all forms of life. The ecosystems, which include forests, flowers, coral reefs, and waterways, are currently under assault as never before. Policy makers around the world not only acknowledge the need to preserve biological diversity, but have also made a number of commitments to address this issue. However, in most cases, their deeds have failed to match their words. Despite substantial evidence of a steep decline in the population of a large number of species, as the group notes with a certain degree of dissatisfaction, both the public and private sectors remain unsuccessful in taking effective actions to protect biodiversity. One of the reasons the issue of biological diversity remains on the back burner of environmental concern is perhaps linked to the fact that that it is more complex than issues such as the stratospheric ozone hole or global climate change. http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0724-01.htm [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on July 28, 2006]

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