Climate change has emerged as a key factor in the global decline of biodiversity, adversely affecting marine, terrestrial, and freshwater ecosystems. The consequences include the loss of local species, increased prevalence of diseases, and alarming rates of plant and animal mortality, leading to the emergence of climate-driven extinctions. According to the 2022 State of the World’s Birds report, approximately one in eight bird species is now facing the threat of extinction, highlighting the deteriorating status of avian populations worldwide.
In this episode of Eco-Lens, we engage with Sushil Chikane, a renowned wildlife photographer and biologist conservationist with over 16 years of experience in the field. We delve into the significant role that individuals can play in preserving our natural habitat, the positive impact of conservation projects on ecosystem revival, and the far-reaching consequences if climate change is not taken seriously.