Biodiversity refers to the state in which a variety of organisms form diverse ecosystems by interacting with each other. On the Earth, tens of millions of species have thrived by evolving for the changing environment since long before the dawn of humanity.
According to a recent report by a group of experts, about 1 million species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. The biggest factor is the destruction of ecosystems due to human activities such as development and overexploitation. Rich ecosystem services such as forests, rivers, and oceans are being lost, causing disasters and pandemics, and contributing to climate change. It is necessary to stop the chain of crises.
Friends of the Earth Japan conducts research focusing on issues of large-scale development and the logging of forests in Japan and overseas for the Japanese market, and urges governments and corporations not to destroy biodiversity any further.