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The planet’s ability to produce useful biological materials for its human population and absorb waste is under threat… but it’s not too late

The world is waking up and taking action against plastic pollution as it continues to grow; some with policies to reduce the use of disposable plastic, and others with sustainable solutions to address plastic waste.

Veteran activist Valerie Taylor lobbies to preserve Australia’s fast-declining coral reef system and threatened marine life, while biologist João Campos-Silva works to save world’s largest freshwater fish, arapaima, and secure livelihood of Brazil’s river fishing communities

For decades human activities have diminished wildlife, but ‘elephant whisperer’ Sangdeaun Lek Chailert, founder of Thailand’s Elephant Nature Park, and Krithi Karanth, chief conservation scientist at India’s Centre for Wildlife Studies, hope education will encourage change