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Earth Day

WUWM’s Earth Week 2023 series
Biodiversity in decline: An imperative to act

Humans have been tampering with the Earth’s ecosystems for centuries. From paving our cities to managing rural landscapes, we’re crowding out species from the smallest to largest plants and animals. Biodiversity loss can trigger ecosystem collapse and even threaten food and water supplies.

WUWM environmental reporter Susan Bence explores why biodiversity is shrinking, why it matters and what we can do about it.

Find this year's and previous years' coverage below.