Population Matters
27 April 2019

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).

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22 May 2019

International Day for Biological Diversity

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. 

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Population Matters' views on the preparation, scope and content of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Briefings and submissions

Population Matters’ response to Notification 2018-063: Invitation for views on the preparation, scope, and content of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

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monarch butterfly
17 January 2019

Global insect collapse threatens all life on Earth

Recently documented insect population crashes in Puerto Rico and Germany reflect a worrying global trend that is gaining increasing media coverage for good reason: insects are essential for the healthy function of ecosystems. The named culprits are climate change, habitat destruction and pesticides use, all of which are driven and amplified by our growing numbers.

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12 February 2019

Human Population and Biodiversity: Red Herring or Elephant in the Room?

Our Head of Campaigns and Communications, Alistair Currie, will be giving a talk at the Linnean Society of London.

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Letter to Natural History Museum

We are writing to you as a group of concerned zoologists, natural historians and conservationists – who are also variously patrons, trustees or staff members of Population Matters, which advocates that both the factors of human population and consumption patterns need to be taken into account when considering the sustainable future of our planet.

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Welcome to the Anthropocene Briefing

Illustrated four-page briefing detailing the impact of human population on the planet.

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1 November 2018

Key WWF report fails to address overpopulation

WWF International’s latest report on the state of the world’s wildlife once again shies away from addressing the ‘elephant in the room’. As one of the world’s most influential and popular environmental organisations, WWF is failing in its duty to confront the main driver of species decline: unsustainable human population pressure.

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5 June 2019

World Environment Day

World Environment Day is the ‘people’s day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth or become an agent of change.

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24 October 2018 to 22 October 2019

International Day for Biological Biodiversity

While there is a growing recognition that biological diversity is a global asset of tremendous value to present and future generations, the number of species is being significantly reduced by certain human activities.

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