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A Senior Researcher at the University of Bonn has voiced concern over the alarming loss of the earth’s biodiversity.
The researcher, Isimemen Osemwegie (PhD), told EBC World that tackling the overwhelming decline of the earth’s biodiversity should be the priority area of everyone concerned, not just scholars.
“According to the recent intergovernmental science policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services global assessment report, we see that biodiversity is on a serious decline globally,” she indicated.
Changes to the land and sea, direct exploitation, climate change, pollution and noninvasive native species are the five major drivers of biodiversity loss, Osemwegie mentioned.
A whole of society and whole of government approach along with all stakeholders and scientist need to exert maximum efforts in order to save the earth’s biodiversity, scientists recommend.