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We all depend on healthy ecosystems for food and energy security, water supplies and biodiversity. Their continued degradation contributes to climate change and enhances the risk of an ecological collapse. The widespread loss of functioning ecosystems would be catastrophic for our planet and a huge setback on all the progress made in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It’s time to rebuild what has been lost.

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