Biodiversity loss and its impact on humanity

@article{Cardinale2012BiodiversityLA,
  title={Biodiversity loss and its impact on humanity},
  author={B. Cardinale and J. Emmett Duffy and Andrew Gonzalez and D. U. Hooper and C. Perrings and Patrick Venail and Anita Narwani and G. Mace and D. Tilman and D. Wardle and A. Kinzig and G. Daily and M. Loreau and J. Grace and A. Larigauderie and D. Srivastava and S. Naeem},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={486},
  pages={59-67}
}
  • B. Cardinale, J. Emmett Duffy, +14 authors S. Naeem
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The most unique feature of Earth is the existence of life, and the most extraordinary feature of life is its diversity. Approximately 9 million types of plants, animals, protists and fungi inhabit the Earth. So, too, do 7 billion people. Two decades ago, at the first Earth Summit, the vast majority of the world’s nations declared that human actions were dismantling the Earth’s ecosystems, eliminating genes, species and biological traits at an alarming rate. This observation led to the question… CONTINUE READING
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