GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

The Most Surprising Biodiversity Statistics in 2024

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"Biodiversity provides an estimated $125 trillion per year in ecosystem services globally."

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"Roughly half of urban tree cover could be lost by 2047 due to the impacts of land-use change and climate change."

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"Nearly one million species are currently at risk of extinction."

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"Ecosystem services from insects, such as pollination and decomposition, are valued at an estimated $57 billion per year in the United States alone."

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"Genetic diversity within agricultural species is decreasing, with 75% of crop diversity lost since the 1900s."

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"Wetlands have declined by 87% globally in the last 300 years."

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"The current rate of species extinction is estimated to be 100 to 1,000 times higher than the natural background rate."

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"Extinction threats are influenced by habitat loss, climate change, pollution, overexploitation, and invasive species."

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"The Great Barrier Reef has experienced five coral bleaching events in the past 25 years."

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"Protecting 30% of the planet’s land and ocean globally by 2030 can prevent over 70% of expected species extinctions."

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"Coral reefs, which support about 25% of marine life, are dying at alarming rates, with nearly 50% of the world’s corals already lost."

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"Over 70% of the global poor live in rural areas and depend on biodiversity for their livelihoods."

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"There has been an estimated 60% decline in the population sizes of vertebrates between 1970 and 2014."

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"Human activities have significantly altered 75% of the Earth's terrestrial environments."

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"Pollinators contribute to 35% of global crop production."

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"Approximately 25% of assessed plant species are at risk of extinction."

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"Marine biodiversity is experiencing a severe decline, with over 30% of marine species found in ecosystems facing a risk of extinction."

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"Tropical forests, which house more than half of terrestrial species, are losing about 13 million hectares per year."

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"There has been a 68% decline in the abundance of monitored population sizes of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish from 1970 to 2016."

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"Freshwater ecosystems are among the most threatened, with populations of freshwater vertebrate species declining by 83% from 1970 to 2014."

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