Biodiversity - how to save it?

10 must-knows from the world of research

SOM-Card: 10 must knows from the world of research (Picture: Leibniz).

Good news: There are only six years left to achieve the biodiversity targets, but we can make it! We can do quite a lot to effectively conserve biodiversity at local, national and European level, on the ground as well as on in society and politics! 64 scientists have compiled their ideas in the new report of the Biodiversity Research Network, coordinated by the Leibniz Association. Peatlands are mentioned right at the top - thanks to Greifswald Mire Centre and the University of Greifswald ;) - as their conservation helps to combat both the climate crisis and species loss.

In fact, only a small part of global biodiversity is understood so far. The report therefore recommends to focus on ecosystems functioning rather than on individual species. Environmental measures can thus become more sustainable. The "10 must-knows from biodiversity research" provide facts for a German National Biodiversity Strategy 2030, which is currently being developed. This will enables the German government to implement the 23 global biodiversity targets agreed by the member states of the United Nations at the World Conference on Nature in December 2022.

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