The so-called Aichi Targets, which world leaders agreed upon in 2010 to help protect the planet’s resources and diversity, expire this year.
Zoologist Torbjorn Ebenhard, one of the co-authors of the report, says most of the targets have not been achieved, whether regionally, nationally or globally.
He would like to see the government move beyond promising words:
“There is still time to change things. But the longer we wait, the harder it will get and the more it will cost us”, he said.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: UN’s bleak biodiversity report highlights Canada’s Indigenous protected areas, Radio Canada International
Finland: Finland has a ‘big responsibility’ for biodiversity loss, says researcher, Yle News
Sweden: Preserving biodiversity in Sweden’s shrinking natural forests, Radio Sweden