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A golden poison frog (Phyllobates terribilis) is pictured at the Santa Fe zoo, in Medellin, Antioquia Department, Colombia, on March 21, 2018. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) meeting, which is taking place in Medellin, opened on March 17 by stating that protecting biodiversity is "as important as fighting climate change." | Joaquin Sariento/AFP/Getty Images
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Humankind’s Voracious Appetite for Nature Is a Threat to Our Well-Being

A series of reports compiled by nearly 600 scientists meeting in Medellin, Columbia paint a grim picture of the world at the end of the century, with human activities driving the sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history.

Published On 03/23/2018
4:28 PM EDT
The president of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), British Robert Watson (3-R), speaks during a press conference in the framework of the 6th IPBES Biodiversity Summit taking place in Medellin, Antioquia Department, Colombia, on March 23, 2018. | Joaquin Sarmiento/AFP/Getty Images