“… 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within [a few] decades, more than ever before in human history…”, says Global Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) published on May 6th, 2019. According to the report, and a recent study published in the journal “Science of The Total Environment”, Bengal tiger is at the verge of getting extinct. This would happen primarily because of a dramatic habitat loss owing to the combined effects of climate change and the rise in sea-level. Sundarbans is their last habitat.
According to IPBES’s Chairman’s statement, “The loss of species, ecosystems and genetic diversity is already a global and generational threat to human wellbeing. Protecting the invaluable contributions of nature to people will be the defining challenge of decades to come. Policies, efforts and actions – at every level – will only succeed, however, when based on the best knowledge and evidence. This is what the IPBES Global Assessment Provides”. The report reveals the severity of the loss of nature and natural resources and its consequences for humanity.