Ahmed Djoghlaf Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity and Felix Dodds meeting in Montreal to
discuss cooperation on the Year of Biodiversity.
"Even among species not threatened with extinction, the past 20–40 years have seen substantial declines in population or range size in most groups monitored. The overall result is that approximately 60% of examined ecosystem services have been degraded worldwide in the last 50 years. If biodiversity loss continues unabated, it has been projected that by 2050 an additional 1.3 billion hectares of land – an area about 1.5 times the size of the United States – will lose its entire original biodiversity levels." Ahmed Djoghlaf