To kick off the 15th UN Conference on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15), we provide a short insight into the current state of global biodiversity. The Science-Policy Platform IPBES has created a framework for the 15th Conference of Parties in its Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. We show concise figures from it.

Today, the 15th UN Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) started in Canada. The aim is to reach a framework agreement to stop global destruction of species and ecosystems. Among others, 30 percent of land and marine areas are to be protected by 2030 – a goal for which the number of rangers would have to be five times higher than today, according to a recent study with involvement of the IRF.

The recognition and adequate staffing of the ranger and other conservation professions are therefore just as important as clearly defined species protection goals for the Parties, including 196 CBD member states. But what is it actually about? See for yourself what is at stake for nature and biodiversity according to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES):

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