Changes in farming urgent to rescue biodiversity

Read the full story from the University of Göttingen.

Humans depend on farming for their survival but this activity takes up more than one-third of the world’s landmass and endangers 62% of all threatened species. However, agricultural landscapes can support biodiversity. Scientists argue that agroecological principles should be integrated in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework to be decided at the 15th Convention of the Parties (COP15).

Associated journal article: Thomas C. Wanger, Fabrice DeClerck, Lucas A. Garibaldi, Jaboury Ghazoul, David Kleijn, Alexandra-Maria Klein, Claire Kremen, Harold Mooney, Ivette Perfecto, Luke L. Powell, Josef Settele, Mirco Solé, Teja Tscharntke, Wolfgang Weisser (2020). “Integrating agroecological production in a robust post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.” Nature Ecology & Evolution DOI: 10.1038/s41559-020-1262-y

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