Reversing nature loss

Pioneering new modelling shows that without further efforts to counteract habitat loss and degradation, global biodiversity will continue to decline.

Can biodiversity loss be reversed?

Cutting-edge modelling shows that the world could start to stabilize and reverse the loss of nature.

This Bending the Curve initiative shows how this could be achieved by embracing bolder, more ambitious conservation efforts as well as making transformational changes in the way we produce and consume food, such as making food production and trade more efficient, reducing waste, and favouring healthier and more sustainable diets.

But, none of these actions, alone, will be enough.

Using the tool below can you find the combination of actions that together will bend the curve of nature loss?

That's doing something... but it's not going to be enough on it's own!
Current trajectory Business as usual 1970 2010 2100
  • 1.More conservation efforts
  • 2.More sustainable production
  • 3.More sustainable consumption

This artwork illustrates the main findings of the bending the curve scientific article, but it does not intend to accurately represent its results

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What can you do?

The way we live and the food we eat is driving destruction at a rate faster than nature can recover. Everyone can do something to help.

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