The single, most dramatic cause for the loss of biodiversity, species and natural habitats in Europe is intensive agriculture. To reverse this alarming trend, the EU must invest in nature protection. Where should the money come from, you ask? Look at our infographic for the answer.
A couple months ago, the European Commission heeded the desperate call of the scientific community and multiple generations. They adopted an ambitious Biodiversity Strategy, that reflects the reality of the environmental crisis we are facing. So, are we really on the right track to protect nature?
Think we need more intensive farming for food security? Think again. If anything, our unsustainable farming system is making us less secure: it’s killing pollinators, destroying the very ecosystems we need to produce food, and 88 million tons of food are going to waste every year!