Nations seek biodiversity accord to stave off mass extinction

France 24 | Feb 24, 2020 at 1:56 PM
  • Nature experts and government delegates gather this week in Rome to thrash out an international deal for endangered species, trying to avoid a mass extinction event caused by human activity.
  • There is no equivalent accord for the world’s endangered species.
  • Negotiators in Rome are focusing on ways to reduce threats to biodiversity, including officially protecting at least 30 percent of land and marine areas and a 50 percent cut in pollution from fertilisers.