Green Turtle Feeding in Australia

Species are the building blocks of life. They provide us with essential resources such as food, fuel and medicine; moderate the environment through water and air purification and reducing soil erosion; and have economic value such as through forestry and fisheries. They also have significant cultural, aesthetic and spiritual values. 

The ever-increasing human population is contributing to species decline, with extinction occurring at up to 1,000 times the natural rate. The unprecedented loss of species is diminishing the quality of our lives and our basic economic security. 

The IUCN Global Species Programme, in conjunction with The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) and partners, are driving the fight to save species for people and nature. The programme follows a three-pronged approach to

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