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View of the seeds presented at the Fuligong Biodiversity Experience Park in Kunming city, southwest China's Yunnan province, 13 October 2021.No Use China. No Use France.
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The threat of catastrophic biodiversity loss

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Brookings Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown joins David Dollar to discuss the threat of biodiversity loss worldwide. Felbab-Brown explains the ominous trends in habitat and species loss—including the spread of illegal wildlife trafficking, the contributing role of human activity, and the compounding effects of climate change—and why the recent UN Biodiversity Conference in Kunming, China, was “underwhelming.” But, she says, trade that is well designed, monitored, and managed can give humans an incentive to preserve natural habitat.

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