Global indicators such as the IUCN Red List show that species are becoming increasingly threatened worldwide. In fact, the Living Planet Report recently estimated that over 50% of our wildlife has been lost in the last 40 years. Alongside this, globally it is estimated that approximately $3-400bn a year is needed for biodiversity protection and yet there is something like $50bn currently being directed to conservation. While these figures are estimates they tell us what we already know: that funding needs for nature conservation are increasing and the costs are not being met by existing sources.
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