POPULATION MATTERS CONFERENCE 2019
Our conference will address the link between human population and biodiversity loss. There is widespread consensus among scientists and conservationists that we are in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction, and that its cause is anthropogenic (by humans).
As the world’s population grows, so does demand for food, water, land, timber, fossil fuels and other resources, which places great pressures on ecosystems and drives biodiversity loss.
Population growth has a significantly higher impact in areas of the world with the highest biodiversity, posing a considerable threat to these species-rich regions.
Along with increasing per capita consumption, human population growth is driving degradation and destruction of natural ecosystems and loss of biodiversity.
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