What's At Stake
The world is facing a biodiversity crisis. In the coming decades, a million of the Earth’s species face the possibility of extinction due to climate change, pollution, and habitat loss. Even species that are not yet on the brink will face huge population declines. This extinction crisis means fewer pollinators for agriculture, depleted fisheries, and disappearing places like old-growth forests and wetlands that provide a long-term, low-cost source of clean air and water. This crisis threatens not only the plants and animals that we know and love but all of us. Our fate is inextricably linked with the ecosystems that the world’s species depend on. The Biden administration can lead the U.S. in reversing the biodiversity crisis but it must act.
Interior Secretary Debra Haaland and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo