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Why do we need diversity of species?

September 12, 2016

Healthy ecosystems clean our water, purify our air, regulate the climate, recycle nutrients, and provide us with food. But with around 130 species being wiped out every day, these vital services are at risk.

Image: Getty Images/AFP/O. Torres