As we encroach on nature and deplete vital habitats, increasing numbers of species are at risk. That includes humanity and the future we want.UN Secretary-General António Guterres
An ecosystem is a place where plants, animals and other organisms, in conjunction with the landscape around them, come together to form the web of life. Here are the eight main types of ecosystem and some of the things that can be done to revive them.
The objectives of halting biodiversity loss and promoting the sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems are included in Sustainable Development Goal 15. Learn more about this goal, the importance of biodiversity and the targets we should reach by 2030.
International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.