Sunday, 24 October, 2021

Biodiversity loss risks 'ecological meltdown'

Biodiversity loss risks 'ecological meltdown'

The UK is one of the world's most nature-depleted countries - in the bottom 10 percent globally and last among the G7 group of nations, new data shows, reports BBC.

It has an average of about half its biodiversity left, far below the global average of 75 percent, a study has found.

A figure of 90 percent is considered the "safe limit" to prevent the world from tipping into an "ecological meltdown", according to researchers.

The assessment was released ahead of a key UN biodiversity conference.  Biodiversity is the variety of all living things on Earth and how they fit together in the web of life, bringing oxygen, water, food and countless other benefits.