British gas and oil multinational company BP (British Petroleum) announced a new Biodiversity ... [+] Position in June 2020. NurPhoto via Getty Images Addressing the global biodiversity crisis has become a major priority for world leaders in recent months. An alarming report by WWF’s Living Planet Index last month showed global species loss of 68% in the past fifty years (since 1970). Of the 8.7 million species identified, we are losing species at a rate that is 1000 times greater than the natural background rate. Almost all of this is attributed to the ways that humans and the current economic system use our planet. 18 Aug 2020: Close-up of a hatchling loggerhead turtle (Caretta Caretta) before making its way into ... [+] the sea ...read more...