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.
We are now experiencing ‘sixth mass extinction crisis’. To help combat this, the United Nations Development Program helped start the ‘The Lion’s Share’ initiative, which raises money for the protection of animals through the advertisers which feature them in their commercials. DW journalist Manuela Kasper-Claridge spoke to Achim Steiner from the UN development program to find out how it works.