Restoring biodiversity, reviving life
A tropical rainforest near the Tapajós river, a major tributary of the Amazon river in the heart of the Amazon, in Pará state, Brazil. It is home to the Munduruku people.
Year after year, scientific studies are condemned to chronicle the sixth mass extinction – the decline of living organisms, the loss of species, the over-exploitation of resources, and the degradation of natural habitats. Ecosystems, which provide services that are essential for our existence, are declining at an unprecedented rate, against the backdrop of the climate crisis.
However, it is not too late to (re)act. Long-term conservation measures are successfully halting the decline of some threatened species. Protected areas, which today represent seventeen per cent of the earth’s surface, serve as a brake on urban and agricultural encroachment. The goal is to reach thirty per cent by 2030. But 100 per cent of humanity must be reconciled to living alongside all living beings right now.