Biodiversity states and trends
Research confirms: biodiversity suffers a sixth mass extinction.
The processes of population reduction and species extinction affect both invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants. While these trends are true for these relatively well-known groups, only 20% of the species on Earth are known. It is therefore likely that diversity not yet studied will also be strongly affected. Biodiversity, from which human societies benefit (biomass production, air and water purification, oxygen production, carbon capture, etc.), deserves respect in its functioning, its dynamics and its evolution.
Understanding the state and trends of biodiversity is therefore one of the major challenges facing research and humanity.