UN Biodiversity Report Highlights Failure To Meet Conservation Targets

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UN biodiversity report highlights failure to meet conservation targets

Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 paints a damning picture of governments’ efforts to meet a set of targets agreed in 2010
Spoon-billed sandpiper
The situation of the planet’s most threatened species, which include the spoon-billed sandpiper, is getting worse, the report says. Photograph: Corbis

International efforts to meet targets to stem the loss of wildlife and habitats are failing miserably, according to a UN report.

The Global Biodiversity Outlook 4, published as nearly 200 countries meet on Monday in South Korea in a bid to tackle biodiversity loss, paints a damning picture of governments’ efforts to meet a set of targets agreed in 2010 to slow the destruction of species’ habitats, cut pollution and stop overfishing by the end of the decade.

Conservationists said the lack of progress, nearly…

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