Biodiversity Loss: The Growing Threat to Human Existence

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The year 2010 was declared the International Year of Biodiversity by the UN. However, before the declaration, varied media outlets and sources of information had disclosed that most individuals are not aware of what biodiversity entails (Roe, 2019). A recent report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has indicated that more than one million species are facing extinction.