The UN Needs Your Help!


Nature Needs Half!

 

You are invited to encourage the United Nations to protect half the planet.

 

Deadline: April 15th, 2019

 

Citizens from around the world are being asked to contribute recommendations to the United Nations for the protection of Earth’s biodiversity. These recommendations will influence the historic 2020 Convention on Biodiversity. The deadline to submit comments is April 15th, 2019. We need YOUR help to encourage the United Nations to adopt 50% targets for land and seas – that is the protection of half the planet to end the Sixth Mass Extinction and transform humanity’s relationship with wild nature.

Please copy and paste the text below or draft your own comments and send to this email address by April 15th, 2019: secretariat@cbd.int

Subject: Target 11: Protect Half

To Whom It May Concern,

By the end of this century, four million species are at risk of extinction. Such a catastrophic loss would undoubtedly have devastating consequences for humanity. Biodiversity is the foundation for a stable and thriving planet. Nothing short of unprecedented ambition is sufficient to take advantage of a rapidly closing window of opportunity for action. We still have half left to protect and life on Earth desperately demands this half remains intact (see: An Ecoregion-Based Approach to Protecting Half the Terrestrial Realm). The post-2020 framework must be grounded on the 50% protection target – nature needs half.

Sincerely,

INSERT YOUR NAME HERE
INSERT YOUR COUNTRY
INSERT PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT

 


For more information on the process, visit:

Preparations for the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework

For more information on why we need half, visit:

To keep the planet flourishing, 30% of Earth needs protection by 2030

Catastrophic Declines in Wilderness Areas Undermine Global Environment Targets

UN’s ‘dire’ warning: Act now on Earth’s environment as human health ‘increasingly threatened’

Climate study warns of vanishing safety window on reducing carbon emissions – here’s why

The Rapid Decline of the Natural World is a Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change

World’s food supply under ‘severe threat’ from loss of biodiversity

Biologists think 50% of species will be facing extinction by the end of the century


15 Replies to : The UN Needs Your Help!

  1. Rhianna Lynch says:

    Humans have decimated this planet – humans should now protect it.

  2. Matthias Randles says:

    Please consider that sustaining vital ecosystem services is only possible if we protect 50% of terrestrial earth surface. It is an ambitious target, but we need to focus on protecting as much land as possible to prevent the 6th mass extinction from happening in our lifetimes.

  3. Julie McHenry says:

    To Whom It May Concern,

    By the end of this century, four million species are at risk of extinction. Such a catastrophic loss would undoubtedly have devastating consequences for humanity. Biodiversity is the foundation for a stable and thriving planet. Nothing short of unprecedented ambition is sufficient to take advantage of a rapidly closing window of opportunity for action. We still have half left to protect and life on Earth desperately demands this half remains intact (see: An Ecoregion-Based Approach to Protecting Half the Terrestrial Realm). The post-2020 framework must be grounded on the 50% protection target – nature needs half.

    Sincerely,
    Julie McHenry
    Italy
    Consultant

  4. Allan whittick says:

    If we do not act now, we won’t be able to in the future.

  5. Lynn Martel says:

    It’s not Earth so much we need to worry about, but human life which depends on Earth for its survival. We have to protect Earth if we want to live lives that are worth living.

  6. Dani Moon says:

    We have to protect life. If we don’t care about what sustains life, how can we care about anything.

  7. John Shurtz says:

    For our children’s children and all the species who share this planet.

  8. Elaine Kool says:

    Urgent action is needed..as we will have no future for our next generation.we are all part of the web of life.and are dependent on our planet.

  9. Lisa says:

    Animal farming, pesticide use/ mass agriculture, plastic production, deforestation, over-fishing and air pollution from cars and industry are areas that are causing mass devastation to our planet on a daily basis. These areas need to be targeted and cleaned up quickly if we have a hope to save our future and the future of this planet. We need a comprehensive plan and for the global population (not just the west) to be involved as part of the apathy is lack of education first, then lack of knowing what to do and how. Lead us!

  10. Ingrid Gerlo says:

    Before it is too late

  11. Louise de beer says:

    The time is now to make a difference. Before it’s too late.

  12. Joan Lichterman says:

    Humans are destroying the air, all the Earth’s waters, and poisoning the ground, making life increasingly inhabitable for all living organisms. We don’t have until the end of the century. According to the IPCC, we have only 12 years to turn things around. And I fear that the 12-year prediction is a conservative one. The rate at which everything is deteriorating seems to be a lot faster than that. This applies to glaciers melting; oceans warming and acidifying; the disappearance of insects and bats and birds and sea creatures, and too many species for me to name. I’m afraid even the 50% target is inadequate to protect life on this planet. The UN needs to encourage all nations to keep fossil fuels in the ground; to create alternatives to and ban plastics; to jettison the idea of constant growth and ‘progress,’ which are spoiling the planet; to quickly develop alternatives to factory farming and end the use of poisons; and the list goes on. We need your leadership in bringing alternatives to the world’s attention, and in planning to avoid mass extinctions, famines, migrations, and wars.

  13. Brian Waddell says:

    This is our only home, and it needs to be taken care of. Greed and apathy will kill us all.

  14. Daria lear says:

    Extinction is forever

  15. Claire Prevost says:

    I can’t believe humanity has destroyed it’s OWN HABITAT…Mother Nature is OUR HABITAT!!! WHY are we so INHUMAN??? LIFE on EARTH is SO PRECIOUS…Humans think they’re the ONLY ONES that matter, but ALL LIFE is PRECIOUS and NECESSARY to KEEP the ECOSYSTEM HEALTHY for the SURVIVAL of ALL SPECIES, INCLUDING the HUMAN SPECIES!!! This is SICKENING…it’s a CRIME AGAINST WILDLIFE, a CRIME AGAINST NATURE, a CRIME AGAINST CREATION!!! WE MUST STOP this INSANITY NOW!!! :'( :'( :'(

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