How much space does nature need on Earth

How much space does nature need on Earth
How much space does nature need on Earth

Habitat loss due to human invasion poses a serious threat to biodiversity, which is why the UN is developing an ambitious new plan for the conservation of the species.

For millions of years, a giant oarfish (Psephurus gladius) lived in the depths of the Chinese Yangtze River, the length of which could reach seven meters. In 2019, it was declared extinct in 2019, having lost its usual habitat with the arrival of humans. A similar fate threatens many species living in the winding rivers, windy tundra and dense rainforests of Borneo.

Plants and animals are threatened by human activities that disrupt their habitat. In one study, scientists determined that a million species will disappear over the coming decades.

The natural world makes the planet habitable through processes such as air purification, water filtration, carbon dioxide emissions and crop pollination. Thus, to stop the extinction and death of the planet, governments are working on a new environmental plan, which is based on determining what spaces are necessary for nature to thrive.

During the discussion, it was concluded that this requires 30% of land and sea. It is necessary to provide such an area of reserves by 2030, which, according to government estimates, is quite feasible. By 2050, their area should increase to 50%. Then ecosystems will begin to revive, and the diversity of species on Earth will not be threatened.

Humans have shoveled more than three-quarters of the Earth's surface, and of the 14 terrestrial biomes, such as rainforest, tundra or desert, eight have less than 10% untouched territory. Thus, a mass retreat of man is being prepared for the sake of his own survival on this still green planet.

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