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Decoupling Economic Growth from Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Resilience The complex challenge of reducing loss of biodiversity and

The development of this chapter has been advised by Mr Conor Kretch, the Executive Director of the COHAB Initiative (Co-Operation On Health and Biodiversity).1

Ecosystems vary greatly in size and composition, ranging from a small community of microbes in a drop of water, to the entire Amazon rain forest. The very existence of people, and that of the millions of species with which the planet is shared, is dependent on the health of our ecosystems.