WCS 3-Sentence Science
United We (Conservationists) Stand
July 11, 2019
Each year, Wildlife Conservation Society scientists publish more than 300 peer-reviewed studies and papers. “WCS 3-Sentence Science” is a regular tip-sheet — in bite sized helpings — of some of this published work.
Here we present work by WCS’s James Watson on the consensus among conservationists over growing threats to biodiversity.
- The publication in May 2019 of the United Nations’ first global assessment of the state of biodiversity was a stark reminder that urgent action is needed if we are to stem the drastic deterioration of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
- A survey of more than 9,000 conservationists in 149 countries reveals that, despite broad diversity in people and ideas, the global conversation community is not divided.
- Conservation policy will benefit from drawing on this diversity as international negotiations around the post-2020 agenda for conservation proceed.
Study and Journal: “Diverse contributions benefit people and nature “ from Nature Ecology & Evolution
WCS Co-Author(s): James Watson (Lead), Director WCS Science and Research Initiative
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