Every year, some 20,000 new species are discovered in the tropical region.

The tropics cover 40 percent of the planet. It is home to more than 75 percent of all plant and animal species including 90 percent of all bird species and almost all shallow water corals. Millions of people rely on this healthy tropical ecosystem.

But according to the World Economic Forum, humans and climate change are causing profound changes to the tropics. Droughts and heatwaves brought on by climate change are increasing.

Biodiversity in the tropics is on the verge of collapsing.

Scientists are calling for sustainable development and bigger and better conservation efforts to be made.

The Philippines is a tropical region country.

Would you heed the call to help save Mother Earth?

Scientists say biodiversity in the tropics is close to collapse

Tropical regions cover 40% of the planet. Learn more about our impact on the planet: https://wef.ch/2NL3ymT

Posted by World Economic Forum on Sunday, 5 August 2018

 

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