Lack of integrated management of biodiversity

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Undeveloped ecological planning
Unsustainable development of biological resources

The traditional practices of biodiversity management have been weakened over the past few centuries. Examples are the decline of small scale traditional farming methods, mass clearance of land for single purpose uses and the technological overcapacity of modern fishing fleets compared with traditional fishing methods.


Many of the planet's species have already been lost or condemned to extinction because of the slow response times of both the environment and policy makers; with one-quarter of the world's mammal species now at significant risk of total extinction, it is too late to preserve all the biodiversity that our planet once had.

Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Date of last update
17.04.2019 – 10:58 CEST