Photo of the week #16 – protecting biodiversity

Photographer: Britta Jaschinski
Publication: Rio Conventions Calendar

Biodiversity loss disrupts ecosystem functions, making ecosystems more vulnerable to shocks and disturbances, less resilient, and less able to supply humans with needed services.

The damage to coastal communities from floods and storms, for example, can increase dramatically where protective coastal wetland and forest habitats have been lost or degraded.

Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity is therefore an important component in adaptation to extreme weather events associated with climate change.

The Rio Conventions Calendar is published annually by Entico in partnership with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

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