It’s Earth’s Day: listen to her!

On April 22nd we celebrate Earth Day. The Earth Day Network, which initiated the mobilization, chooses to focus this new edition on the fight for the protection of species.

According to the latest update of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN's) Red List (2018), 26,840 animal and plant species are threatened with extinction worldwide. 25% of mammals, 14% of birds and 40% of amphibians are affected, as are 31% of sharks and rays, 33% of corals that build reefs and 34% of conifers. The planet would thus face the risk of a "sixth mass extinction".
There is an urgent need for awareness. More than ever before, protecting nature must take top priority. So why not draw inspiration from the solutions that already exist in nature, and more particularly from their forms, mechanisms and ecosystems? In this way, we will develop a circular, low-carbon economy. A model that will allow for the sustainable well-being and development of mankind, the protection of resources and the conservation of the planet.

Protecting the living world is a challenge that we must take up collectively before it is too late. Many bio-inspired solutions are now emerging.