New Zealand Kaka (Nestor meridionalis)

UN Biodiversity COP15 Summit Update

As you read this, the UN Biodiversity COP15 summit brings together nearly 200 countries to, in the words of the chair of the UK government nature agency, Natural England, ‘help sustain the web of life upon which humankind ultimately depends, for food, water, health and climate regulation’.

In other sobering words, the summit is described as the ‘best and last chance’ to halt and reverse the decline of nature. One in four species are at risk of extinction.

The COP15 UN summit is seen as a chance to do for biodiversity what the Paris agreement has done for the fight against climate change.

PlantingSeeds’ work targets what we do in our own backyards. And there is so much we can do in our urban environments to help our fellow species.

From our B&B Highway’s educational and regenerative work in schools in three States, our work supporting corporates with practical and educational biodiversity programs, our citizen science BioBlitzes in collaboration with the CSIRO’s Atlas of Living Australia and the Australian Citizen Science Association, our partnerships with a number of key Australian museums, and more, we respond to the research that shows that urban biodiversity corridors can greatly assist significant plant and animal species.