March 3 was World Wildlife Day and this year it was all about biodiversity. We are currently facing an extinction crisis unlike anything we've seen before. In fact, nature is declining at rates unprecedented in human history. We must take transformative action to address this crisis now. Join us today and help raise awareness.
Now we must focus on ecosystem health
While targets for conserving species have shaped policy and galvanized efforts to halt losses worldwide as part of the Convention on Biological Diversity, writes WCS's James Watson in The New York Daily News, no such targets exist for ecosystems despite the ample evidence indicating that their health and functions are essential to the processes that maintain all life.