publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010

Global Biodiversity: Indicators of Recent Declines

Valerie Kapos; Melodie McGeoch; Richard Gregory; James Galloway; Jorn Scharlemann; Marc Hockings; Ben Collen; Daniel Pauly; Reg Watson;
  • Published: 29 Apr 2010
  • Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
In 2002, world leaders committed, through the Convention on Biological Diversity, to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. We compiled 31 indicators to report on progress toward this target. Most indicators of the state of biodiversity (covering species' population trends, extinction risk, habitat extent and condition, and community composition) showed declines, with no significant recent reductions in rate, whereas indicators of pressures on biodiversity (including resource consumption, invasive alien species, nitrogen pollution, overexploitation, and climate change impacts) showed increases. Despite some local successes and ...
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