On September 15th 2020, the Convention on Biological Diversity released the fifth edition of the United Nations Global Biodiversity Outlook report, providing an authoritative overview of the state of the world's nature.
Of the twenty targets that had been set over ten years, none have been met, only six have been partially met.

These targets were considered reasonable and achievable in 2010, but efforts, particularly on deforestation, have been insufficient.

However, the Convention on Biological Diversity notes some progress, such as the increasement of protected areas around the world (protection that is not always respected in the Brazilian Amazon).

However, the United Nations denounces a lack of effort by various states to stop overfishing and protect coral reefs, and although funding for biodiversity protection has almost doubled, it is still much less than the fundig for harmful sectors, and is therefore unable to make any kind of balance.

WWF's recent report corroborated these findings, and warned of the decline in biodiversity in almost 45 years.
This is alarming because the decline in biodiversity has severe consequences for humans.
Fighting for biodiversity would help fight against global warming and famine.

Moreover, as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, the destruction of species' natural habitats encourages the spread of diseases present in wild animals to humans. There is no doubt that without significant progress on biodiversity other health crises are likely to erupt.