"Up to 1 million species are threatened with extinction, many within decades."
– IPBES global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services
Last May, the UN released a seminal—and sobering—report. Natural ecosystems and the species that depend on them are being destroyed at "unprecedented" rates. Left unchecked, the consequences for humankind will be catastrophic.
The good news? CEPF grantees are already implementing many of the solutions recommended in the report: They're creating partnerships across industries, empowering the people who live and depend on Earth's most biodiverse places, and conducting research that informs policy making.
Our new publication, Lifeline for Biodiversity, explains how the CEPF model is helping to stop the UN report's predictions from coming to fruition. Download Lifeline for Biodiversity (PDF - 6.4 MB).