Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystems Underpin a Healthy Planet and Social Well-Being
The loss of marine biodiversity is weakening the ocean ecosystem and its ability to withstand disturbances, to adapt to climate change and to play its role as a global ecological and climate regulator (lOCEAN & CLIMATE PLATFORM)
Of the world's estimated species are threatened with extinction (out of an estimated 8M).
Earths are needed to maintain our current way of life. Ecosystems cannot keep up with our demands.
Of the Earth’s land surface has been significantly altered by human actions, including 85 percent of wetland areas.
Of ocean areas is impacted by human activities, including from fisheries and pollution.
Of the world’s marine fish stocks are fully exploited, overexploited or depleted.
Of wetlands (i.e. mangroves, salt marshes, flood plains etc.) have been lost.
The reference for the numbers above can be seen here