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... Species are disappearing at a rate that far exceeds any seen for millions of years: 1 million species are now threatened with extinction.2 The impacts are felt not only in remote ecosystems but also in the daily lives of many people who are suffering food insecurity, struggling to find clean water, and losing their lands and livelihoods as a result of this decimation. These trends are already threatening the economic stability of nations and regions.3 Protecting biodiversity is a matter of survival.

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