Climate change may dry up Africa's income sources

Mar 27, 2018, 7:41 AM EDT
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The latest report by Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) estimates that by 2100 more than half of bird and mammal population in Africa would be wiped out by climate change, eventually impacting fisheries, food security, tourism and overall marine biodiversity in the region.

Africa, where 62 percent of the population relies on natural resources for their livelihood, could put immense pressure on its land and biodiversity as it doubles its population by 2050, notes Down To Earth.  

The report calls on the authorities to integrate development planning with necessary policy changes to conserve biodiversity in a sustainable way.