Habitat destruction, trade in animal parts and climate change are all to blame for the loss of biodiversity around the world.
It is problematic when local plants and animals become extinct, as they fulfil important ecological functions for the ecosystem. DW's latest content concerning biodiversity is collated below.
An alarming amount of children suffer from depression and anxiety. One principle reason is that kids often can’t communicate what’s going on inside - and parents and teachers just don’t pick up on it. Maybe artificial intelligence can. We hear from two researchers in Vermont who are convinced of that. Also on Spectrum, a look at how our destruction of the planet can come back to haunt us.
The first global biodiversity assessment in 14 years is to be discussed next week. "The loss of species, ecosystems and genetic diversity is already a global and generational threat to human well-being," scientists say.