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biodiversity

How can we save biodiversity?

Last July, just over a year ago, the UN Panel on Biodiversity (IPBES) painted a chilling picture of the decline of species and biodiversity across the planet, which threatens the very survival of humanity itself. In the aftermath, President Emmanuel Macron announced that

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ladybird

80 % of European insects have disappeared in thirty years

This is the most massive episode of species extinction since the disappearance of the dinosaurs. More than half of all insects are disappearing worldwide at an accelerated rate; the hecatomb is reaching the staggering figure of 80 % for Europe. When insects disappear, the entire living chain is affected. No more food

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Little Sparrow

Spring will be silent: "vertiginous" decline of country birds.

The National Museum of Natural History and the CNRS are sounding the alarm: less than 60% of tawny sparrows in the last 10 years, a third of the skylarks that have disappeared in 15 years... Birds in the French countryside are victims of a "dizzying" decline, which has intensified even more in the last two years, according to new censuses. "The spring

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mass extinction

Mass extinction: what next?

Since the death of the dinosaurs, life on Earth has never known such deadly pressure. We have indeed entered what scientists call the sixth great extinction. And humans may well be among the victims, according to a recent study. An extinction like this means the loss of one of the world's most important

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