Biodiversity and Conservation

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When considering sustainable use of resources, it is essential that the ecosystems producing these natural resources are also taken into account. Biodiversity, the extraordinary variety of ecosystems, species and genes that surround us, makes life on earth both viable and worth living. Nonetheless, species are being lost at an alarming rate – 100 to 1000 times faster than the natural rate and 60 per cent of the world’s ecosystems are degraded or used unsustainably. In addition to raising moral questions about our treatment of other species, this has enormous financial repercussions for society. For this reason, adelphi has established biodiversity and nature conservation as a field of action with a number of projects focusing on awareness raising, dialogue and exchange of proper practice.

Selected Projects

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