Food security

Around the world, thousands of species of plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms are used for food.

This huge variety of life allows food to be produced in different environments and helps provide people with diverse and balanced diets.

Beyond the species we eat, a vast range of others are also essential to food production – ranging from pollinators that enable crop reproduction to microorganisms that enrich soils.

If we don’t maintain this rich biodiversity, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of preventing hunger by 2030 is unlikely to be achieved.

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What you can do

If we continue to destroy the natural world, we will see more outbreaks like COVID-19, and the next pandemic could be even more deadly and costly.

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Read the Living Planet report 2020