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Jun 05, 2019 at 12:20

A new report[1] from the UN expert group on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has found that nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history with many species facing extinction at accelerating rates. According to the report, the oceans are no exception to this trend caused by changes in sea use, direct exploitation of organisms, climate change, pollution and invasive alien species. The European fishing industry, while acknowledging the potential risks for the marine environment, stresses that fishing poses no threat for the long-term preservation of marine resources. Proof of that is that thanks to fisheries management and industry-led efforts, fish stocks have been generally increasing in many areas such as the North East Atlantic, currently reaching levels 36% higher than in 2003. This positive trend shows that UN’s extinction warning particularly for fish populations is a bit far-fetched.

EP16 Press Release final - UN report biodiversity

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May 02, 2019 at 14:31

El declive sin precedentes que sufre la biodiversidad será el tema central de la nueva reunión de la Plataforma Intergubernamental sobre Biodiversidad y Servicios Ecosistémicos (IPBES), que se celebra este año en París del 29 de abril al 4 de mayo. Como resultado del debate entre cientos de expertos, el lunes 6 de mayo se lanzará el Informe sobre la Evaluación Global del Estado de la Naturaleza. Este documento de referencia aportará evidencias científicas concluyentes que servirán como toque de atención para que los gobiernos sean plenamente conscientes de los riesgos de la pérdida de naturaleza y refuercen la urgente necesidad de acción.

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