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A healthy planet means healthy humans

Almost all aspects of human health depend on a thriving natural world. From fresh air, clean water and food to energy, medicines and materials, nature is vital to our survival and well-being.

The societal and economic impacts of COVID-19 are devastating and we need to realise how humanity’s relationship with nature contributes to the emergence of these diseases, to stop it from happening again.
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What can you do?

Humanity’s increasing destruction of nature is having catastrophic impacts not only on wildlife populations but also on human health and all aspects of our lives.

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Read the Living Planet report 2020

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The economy

The economy

Almost all of our economic activity relies on nature. If we don’t tackle the nature loss crisis, we risk huge disruption to the world’s economies and harm to the lives and livelihoods of many millions.

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Food security

Food security

Thousands of species of plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms are used for food. A vast range of others are essential to food production – ranging from pollinators that enable crop reproduction to microorganisms that enrich soils.

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Voices for a living planet

Voices for a living planet

A wide variety of thinkers and practitioners from around the world to share their unique views on how, as a global community, we could build a resilient and healthy planet for people and nature in a post COVID-19 world.

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