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People Depend on Biodiversity and Nature

The biodiversity crisis is threatening the very foundation of our existence.  Beyond our natural resources, our security, health, and well-being are all at increasing risk. We stand to lose valuable ecosystem services like water filtration, air purification, pollination, and zoonotic disease buffering. Tackling the biodiversity crisis is also a cultural and moral imperative, as well as an obligation we hold to future generations. Biodiversity loss is one of the top three threats to the global economy and is the third most severe risk on a global scale over the next 10 years. This puts biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse as the fourth fastest deteriorating global risk over the next decade in terms of severity

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Ensuring equitable access to nature

People depend on nature and the National Biodiversity Strategy can help ensure that everyone, especially communities that have been historically excluded from conservation efforts, has equitable access to nature and inclusive decision-making.

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Honoring Federal trust obligations to Tribal Nations

Establish strong partnerships to advance conservation and collaboration with sovereign Tribal governments; including incorporating Indigenous traditional knowledge to support conservation, all without placing further burden on Native communities that have and continue to experience violence, oppression, and erasure.

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Nature and human health

The decline of biodiversity poses a threat to human health and well-being by losing valuable ecosystem services and increasing human vulnerability to zoonotic diseases like COVID-19 and Lyme disease.

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