UN Goal 15:
Life On Land
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A 3 degree C increase in world temperatures will destroy 75% of the Amazon rainforest, which is home the planet’s greatest pool biodiversity. 10% of the world is a tropical ecosystem like this, but that is where 90% of world’s known species live. Losing the Amazon will have devastating implications we can’t predict.
If we can’t reduce the rising temperatures, how else can we save the rainforest?
Can we create a new Amazon?
How do we redirect government-sponsored deforestation efforts that have intensified in the Amazon?
AMPHIBIANS IN DANGER
Amphibians are the most endangered class of vertebrates on the planet – more than mammals, fish, birds, or reptiles. 41% of amphibians are in danger of being completely wiped out – that includes frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and caecilians. More than 200 species of frogs have gone extinct in the past few decades. The two biggest causes of this global die-off are habitat destruction and the chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis), both made more lethal by human activity. We are now at a turning point. Amphibians, like bees, play a critical role in preventing ecological collapse.
How can we raise awareness and drive action about the plight of amphibians?
What would make politicians and philanthropists more concerned about frogs and their relatives?
What kind of business models can help conserve the wetlands that are home to amphibians?