Sustainable living: building biodiversity

People represent just 0.01% of all living things – but humanity has caused the loss of 83% of all wild mammals and half of plants.

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Help students understand the impact people have on biodiversity and generate solutions that meet the needs of people and nature. Use this one-hour Headline lesson to help your students:

  • Explore statistics from the news about biodiversity
  • Identify how people and nature have conflicting needs
  • Create solutions by evaluating the positive and negative effects of a range of options.

These teaching resources are supported by Arup. The Economist Educational Foundation maintained full editorial control.

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