Source material and useful links

for Tread Softly background briefings on Biodiversity

Campaign Groups

You can help save biodiversity – suggestions from WWF

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Conservation International

Friends of the Earth International

Campaign for Nature

The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

Convention on Biological Diversity

Convention on Biological Diversity – UN site

The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Global Biodiversity Outlook 5

State of play of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, from Third World Network

Leaders’ Pledge for Nature

News about Biodiversity



UN Environment Programme

Science and Research

Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

IPBES Global Assessment

The IUCN Red List of threatened species

Living Planet Report 2020, from WWF

The Nine Planetary Boundaries, from Stockholm Resilience Centre

Explainer: Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, from China Dialogue

Tropical Forests and Deforestation

Tropical Forests and Climate Change: The Latest Science, from World Resources Institute

Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles, from YaleEnvironment360

International Database on REDD+ projects and programs

The state of the world’s ten largest remaining tropical rainforests, from Mongabay

The U.N.’s grand plan to save forests hasn’t worked, but some still believe it can, from Mongabay

Conservation of Biodiversity

Protected Planet – information on terrestrial and marine protected areas, updated monthly

Conservation Effectiveness – 7 investigative articles from Mongabay

more Biodiversity briefings
Biodiversity Loss
Importance of Biodiversity
Causes of Biodiversity Loss
Climate Change and Biodiversity
Conservation of Biodiversity
Solutions to Biodiversity Loss
Sustainable Development Goals for Biodiversity
Biodiversity Access and Benefit-Sharing