Biodiversity

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Life on Earth originated around 4 billion years ago. While it initially existed only in the oceans, it later spread to the land and atmosphere. Since then, an unfathomable number of species have evolved, around half of which are insects. Numerous plant and animal species have yet to be documented, and many new ones are being discovered every day.

While we are only just beginning to understand the web of interdependencies between organisms, humans are jeopardizing our planet’s highly complex ecosystems and their inhabitants by clearing forests, overfishing the oceans and overfertilizing agricultural land. Air pollution and increasing levels of acidity in the oceans are having profound consequences.

The pace of extinction has accelerated to the point that species are vanishing before we even have a chance to discover them. Find out more here.

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Jaguar in Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil) A jaguar in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (© Glauco Oliveira)

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Stop the looming massacre of Brazilian wildlife!

Lobbyists are pushing to legalize hunting in Brazil – even in nature reserves. Hunting is cruel and compromises ecosystems, and legalizing the blood sport would only cater to hunters’ lust for killing. Please help stop the hunting bill submitted to the Brazilian National Congress.

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To: the Brazilian National Congress – Federal Senate and Chamber of Deputies

Reject the hunting bill No. 6,268/16 submitted to the Brazilian National Congress. Hunting is cruel and compromises ecosystems.

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