Biodiversity

Mission statement

ACIO wildlife conservation envisions a world where wildlife prospers in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth.

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Biodiversity

Declining biodiversity threatens food security, the scale and breathtaking pace of biodiversity loss make agriculture more vulnerable to climate change, pests and diseases. Nutrition is becoming more and more unbalanced.

Globally, biodiversity for food and agriculture is in decline. This poses a serious risk to global food security and makes agriculture less resilient to climate change, pests and diseases. We need more sustainable food production systems to better conserve and sustainably use biodiversity. New challenges like the digitalization of genetic information must be addressed. The loss of biodiversity is accelerating around the world and ecosystem services are deteriorating. It is estimated that due to human-induced environmental changes and based on current trends, one million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction.

Population growth, climate change, urbanization and trends in global markets and trade are the main indirect driving forces putting pressure on biodiversity. Changes in land use and water management, intensification of production systems, deforestation, overfishing, excessive use of pesticides and fertilizers, pollution and ecosystem degradation are some of the major direct threats to biodiversity for food and agriculture.

ACIO Wildlife Conservation fighting the erosion of biodiversity for food and agriculture which has required us more sustainable management, use and conservation. ACIO applied a shift to more biodiversity friendly production methods, favoring a greater diversity of crop and livestock species, maintaining well connected habitats for pollinators and fight natural enemies of pests, practicing sustainable soil management and reducing the use of pesticides and fertilizers.

ACIO Wildlife Conservation mobilizes different partners for the enhancement of agriculture practices based on local knowledge essentially in providing solutions that will promote more sustainable food production systems. Agriculture producers, scientists and other stakeholders are welcomed to work more closely together with us to develop management practices and new technologies that have positive effects on biodiversity and the supply of ecosystem services.

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