A leopard runs in front of a camera trap in Eastern Russia.
Caught on film: Only about 30 leopards remain in the Primorsky Krai region in the Russian Far East. Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society use camera traps and other methods in their efforts to study and conserve this critically endangered species.

Climatelinks celebrates biodiversity on Earth Day

By Isabela Barriga

This year’s Earth Day theme, Protect Our Species, highlights the roles of all living things and the importance of protecting endangered and threatened species, such as coral reefs, elephants, bees and other insects. Biodiversity conservation is essential for human well-being and helps maintain the ecosystem services that sustain life, from providing food, fish and timber to breaking down waste and regulating the climate. Changes in climate can drive biodiversity loss, which can, in turn, impact the ecosystem goods and services that form the foundation upon which human development depends.

USAID invests in biodiversity conservation and natural resource management to enable resilient development. USAID's Biodiversity Policy describes the Agency's commitment to conserving species and ecosystems in priority places, with a focus on integrating biodiversity with other development sectors, including climate adaptation and mitigation.

In this work, USAID uses comprehensive and evidence-based approaches to conservation with the aim to sustain biodiversity-dependent livelihoods, build resilient and self-reliant societies, and protect our species.

Here is a selection of Climatelinks’ numerous resources related to biodiversity.


Evidence and Tools

Other Blogs

Scroll through more of Climatelinks’ biodiversity-related blogs or search the list of biodiversity-related resources. You can also find more information on the USAID Office of Forestry and Biodiversity's work to protect species and biodiversity by visiting the Biodiversity Conservation Gateway.
Adaptation, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Mitigation

Isabela Barriga

Isabela es gerente de redes sociales y coordinadora de contenido para Climatelinks a través del proyecto SEEK de USAID. Ella ayuda con la gestión de la información, la investigación y la redacción de blogs. Anteriormente, Isabela brindó apoyo de comunicación y gestión de contenido a organizaciones intergubernamentales, asociaciones público-privadas y misiones diplomáticas, incluidas las Naciones Unidas, GAVI (actualmente, la Alianza de Vacunas) y la Embajada de Ecuador. Isabela tiene un B.S. en Salud Pública y estudios completos en Desarrollo Internacional y Gestión de Conflictos (Universidad de Maryland, College Park).

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