Reforestation efforts are reconnecting the fragmented natural habitats of the endangered red panda. Providing people living in these areas with energy-efficient stoves and encouraging the use of more efficient fuels also ensures that fewer trees are cleared for firewood, which allows the forests to recover.
The member states of the United Nations have adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These are intended to create a world that is free from poverty and inequality, that provides education and healthcare for all, and that has intact natural habitats, a healthy climate, and a sustainable economy. All member countries have pledged to achieve these goals by 2030.
As many as 150 animal and plant species are currently dying out every day. Experts estimate this species loss is 100 times higher than it would be without the presence of humans. Pollution, climate change, poaching, and the destruction and overexploitation of natural habitats are causing the largest mass extinction since the disappearance of the dinosaurs.