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our biodiversity, our lives

Image our biodiversity, our lives
The world's biodiversity is in serious trouble.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
Nearly half of the world’s forests and around one-third of its species have been lost in the past three decades.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
Forests are home to over a billion people around the world whose livelihoods depend heavily on local biodiversity.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
Our oceans and rivers are dirty and over-fished. The world's supply of fish is nearly exhausted, with over 70 percent of wild fish stocks fully exploited, overexploited, or depleted.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
As biodiversity disappears, people around the world are becoming more vulnerable to food shortages, health threats and loss of livelihoods.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
The current neoliberal economic system, which promotes privatization, exports and trade liberalization, is accelerating the decline of our planet’s biodiversity.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
Corporations are reaping profits by buying up forests and agricultural land for plantations, cattle grazing and logs for export.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
Large-scale mining and fishing are polluting land and sea in order to satisfy the demand for oil and minerals.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
Huge infrastructure projects, including dams and roads, are forcing people to migrate to overflowing cities.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
Traditional knowledge, derived from centuries of interaction between people and their local biodiversity, is threatened by privatization and patents.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
The United Nations has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
This is a welcome initiative, as well as an opportunity to highlight the fact that the Convention on Biological Diversity is failing to live up to its commitments.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
Friends of the Earth International knows that the health and diversity of ecosystems and species around the world is essential to the well-being, livelihoods and ultimately the very existence of humankind.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
Over 15,000 animal and plant species are threatened with extinction, and this rate is quickly increasing.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
To this day, many communities and Indigenous Peoples live interdependently with their surrounding biological diversity, and this in turn forms part of their culture and identity.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
We believe that local, indigenous and fisher people are best placed to care for the earth's biodiversity.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
Our groups around the world work with people on the ground to strengthen their rights in relation to forests and biodiversity.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
We help to implement both traditional and innovative practices, in order to restore and protect native species, secure communities’ access to land and protect their territories, and monitor protected areas.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
We develop and support alternative income generation projects that ensure sustainable livelihoods and preserve biodiversity.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
In contrast to chemically-intensive industrial agriculture, small-scale sustainable agriculture is key to preserving the earth's biodiversity.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
For people around the world, the natural world is a source of spirituality and beauty.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
Would you like to join the global movement of people around the world who are working to ensure the survival of our precious biodiversity?
Image our biodiversity, our lives
There are countless ways that you can link up with people working for biodiversity preservation, and we invite you to start by visiting our website www.foei.org.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
Here you can link up with the Friends of the Earth group closest to you, join our international cyber-activists’ list, and take part in our campaigns.
Image our biodiversity, our lives
We look forward to working towards a biodiversity-rich future with you!
Image our biodiversity, our lives
Most of the photos in this virtual exhibit were entries and winners in our 2009 photo competition. For permission to use any of them, or for information about our annual photo competition, please contact photos@foei.org.
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