Since the industrial revolution, human activities have increasingly destroyed and degraded forests, grasslands, wetlands and other important ecosystems.
The most significant direct driver of biodiversity loss in terrestrial systems in the last several decades has been food production, primarily the conversion of pristine native habitats into agricultural systems. Globally, climate change is projected to become the most significant driver of biodiversity loss in coming decades.
From all of the drivers of nature loss, see the impact the food on your plate has in our interactive infographic below.
The Cerrado region in South America has the richest diversity of life of any savannah in the world, is an important water source, and stores carbon that would otherwise accelerate climate change. Sadly, half of the region has already been lost to livestock rearing and soy production for consumption around the world.Click and slide the bar
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.Take action now