As confirmed by a recent WWF report, according to which we have caused a two-thirds decline in wildlife populations in 2020 alone, while in the last 50 years we have cut the number of wild animals by 68 percent. Despite these dramatic data and the numerous scientific studies supporting them, the denial of biodiversity loss is increasingly widespread.
All to continue to maintain the current situation without promoting sustainable policies, which would go against the ideologies and interests of certain factions. What worries experts above all are groups of professional disinformers who, according to scientific evidence, counter with fake news, without providing any evidence to support their positions.
Many species continue to be threatened with extinction.
Who are the extinction deniers?
The deniers claim that the crisis of extinction will simply be resolved with economic growth, by increasing the wealth of populations, the exploitation of wildlife would decrease at the same time.
Finally, they say that targeted conservation measures and the use of technologies are enough to solve the crisis, without however considering huge problems related to habitat loss for most of the threatened species. Scientists said they should not get involved in discussions with extinctions denying subjects without providing any evidence to support their ideas.
When it comes to small groups with little media coverage, they should be totally ignored, so as not to bring them to the attention of public opinion Experts explained: "the creeping rise of extinction denial: many of the same people who routinely try to minimize the impacts of climate change have written articles underestimatingthe crisis of biodiversity loss.
Deniers have tried to obscure both the importance of extinctions and the loss of bio-abundance." Researchrs aso said: "Anyone who has followed the history of important policy issues involving scientific issues, such as debates on smoking, tobacco, public health and the most recent human-induced climate change issues, is extremely aware of the often well-funded and coordinated to the evidence presented by experts, especially those who know they will lose more if policy were to be changed based on that evidence.
Any attempt to take the global economy in a more sustainable direction will be undermined by some stakeholders trying to maintain the status quo. So, I would be surprised if we didn't see any attempts to undermine the work of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity."