Biodiversity Loss

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This T-shirt collection campaign ended on Jan 11, 2021
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Oct 15, 2020
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Brief

Biodiversity loss is a big deal when it comes to the climate. When we talk about it, we refer to the variety of plants, animals, and other living things in an ecosystem. It seems ironic that we should talk about how it influences the climate, but today more than ever, we must understand why it matters.

aBOUT THIS PROJECT

Biodiverse ecosystems are essential to regulate the Earth's climate. Forests, for example, act as carbon sinks by absorbing and storing large amounts of CO2. When biodiversity is lost due to deforestation or other factors, the capacity of these ecosystems to sequester carbon decreases, leading to higher concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere.

As we all studied in class, species depend on each other, and this interdependence is important mostly because it helps keep everything in balance. When those relationships get disrupted, it leads to a loss of ecological resistance, making ecosystems more vulnerable to stress and making it harder for them to recover and maintain their essential functions.

In this project, you'll find and learn a few facts on biodiversity loss through illustrations, text, and graphs. Some endangered animal and plant species and how much countries protect a share of their land for biodiversity purposes. By this, I mean scientific reserves with limited public access, national parks, natural monuments, nature reserves or wildlife sanctuaries, protected landscapes, and areas managed mainly for sustainable use.

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SPECIAL THANKS TO
Pablo, María and Mónica for their support.
T-shirt facts and drawing sources

How many countries protect a share of their land for biodiversity. Goal 15: Life on Land - SDG Tracker. (n.d.). Retrieved from SDG Trackerh- ttps://sdg-tracker.org/biodiversity

Coffea arabica. Moat, J., Gole, T. W., & Davis, A. P. (2019, January 16). Least concern to endangered: Applying climate change projections profoundly influences the extinction risk assessment for wild Arabica coffee. Retrieved from Online Library - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.14341

Pieris Wollastoni. Van Swaay, C. (2009, January 29). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved from IUCN Redlist - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/39483/10240995#threats

Javan Rhinos in earth. Javan Rhino: Species: Save the Rhino International. (n.d.). Retrieved from Save the Rhino - https://www.savetherhino.org/rhino-info/rhino-species/javan-rhino/

Donation

For this campaign, 50% of the money raised was donated to the World Wildlife Fund, to help them with their mission to “conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.