The Issues: Biodiversity

Biodiversity loss is one of the greatest threats to our planet but what exactly does it mean and what impact does fashion have on this existential threat? CO provides an overview of the key issues.

Deemed as a ‘biological annihilation’ by one group of scientists, the decline in wildlife in recent decades has also been labelled the sixth mass extinction.1 

According to the most recent data, populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians have declined around 60 percent between 1970 and 2014 due to human activity. South and Central America are suffering most dramatically with 89 percent loss of species populations since 1970.2 Insect populations have also dropped by 25 percent…

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Melanie Plank

Director of Content & Research at Common Objective

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