New Delhi: Ahead of the UN biodiversity summit COP15, the International Animal Rescue (IAR) animal welfare charity organization launched a video campaign calling for public support for nature.
The UN summit on biodiversity is set to begin next week in Montreal, Canada and has been called our “last chance to preserve wildlife”.
To raise awareness of the severity of the situation, IAR has partnered with Grammy-nominated composer Amie Doherty and singer songwriter Billy Lockett to put together the animation which highlights how urgent action is needed to save the planet’s biodiversity and the species within it.
Approximately one million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction due to habitat loss and the climate crisis.
“It’s crucial that our world leaders are made aware of the biodiversity crisis so that they can put measures in place to protect and support the ecosystems humanity relies on for survival” it said.
IAR is asking supporters to sign a letter the organisation is sending to world leaders to show the public’s support for the campaign and their investment in halting biodiversity loss.
200 countries will come together from December 7th to discuss plans for restoring nature and halting biodiversity loss, but there are fears no world leaders will be in attendance.
China, which is the COP15 President, is believed to have only sent out invitations to ministers and NGOs.
Calling the world leader to “act now “IAR said urged the people to ask the world leaders to act now by sharing animations and videos.
It also launched a Hashtag (#AreyouListing).
“It’s crucial that our world leaders are made aware of the biodiversity crisis so that they can put measures in place to protect and support the ecosystems humanity relies on for survival” said IAR.