Congressional Member’s Report Card

Our Environment’s Reality?

Perspective - Extinction

BENCHMARKING & BEST PRACTICES

  • The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas is the first global standard of best practice for area-based conservation. It is a programme of certification for protected and conserved areas – national parks, natural World Heritage sites, community conserved areas, nature reserves and so on – that are effectively managed and fairly governed.

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  • Our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals. Unlike past mass extinctions, caused by events like asteroid strikes, volcanic eruptions, and natural climate shifts, the current crisis is almost entirely caused by us — humans. Today we are seeing an extraordinary high rate of extinctions. Our planet now faces a global extinction crisis never witnessed by humankind.

BEST SOLUTIONS AFFECT BETTER OUTCOMES

BEST SOLUTIONS AFFECT BETTER OUTCOMES