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NO LONGER BUSINESS AS USUAL

How are conservationists now viewing our approach to protecting wildlife? By Adam Cruise

FUTURE WATCH

With over one million species now facing possible extinction, according to the UN IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services, global conservation bodies have responded swiftly by taking urgent new measures to stem the tide.

Following the report, a number of high-profile conferences have taken place to look at new ways to conserve wildlife.

Speaking at the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero stated that: “Humanity needs to respond to the growing extinction crisis by transforming the way we manage the world’s wild animals and plants.

“Business as usual is no longer an option.”

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