Ugly species deserve biodiversity protections, too 10 months 2 weeks ago #60

Progress on halting biodiversity loss has stalled, and many species are at risk.
Most biodiversity campaigns focus on well-known, large or beautiful animals and plants.
Here's why we should care about the unknown, small and ugly ones, too.

Last month, the United Nations Global Biodiversity Outlook announced that no government had met a single target to halt biodiversity loss in the last decade. Deforestation rates are increasing, with an estimated 17% of the Amazon rainforest being lost in the last 50 years. Bee populations are at risk due to human activity and, in the US, honey bee populations declined by 60% between 1947-2008 while in Europe, 12 wild bee species are critically endangered.
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