Research paints an alarming picture of species extinctions worldwide, wildlife population declines, habitat loss, and depletion of ecosystem services − adding to the existing wealth of evidence that we are degrading our global commons at a dramatic and unsustainable rate.

One million species are at the risk of extinction and 90 percent of land has been significantly altered, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions of people.  Its become clear that protecting biodiversity is more than an environmental issue, its also a development, economic issue and moral issue.

Survival against the odds

A blaze of cushion pinks (silene acaulis) thrives on a rocky escarpment high in the Alps

moss saxifrage

Saxifrage in bloom in the high alps in summer

Alpen Rose