Wild species make up half the world’s food from the ocean, a large part of timber and fuel, and are also a major source of protein, fibre, and medicine for communities around the world. If the world is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), wild species must be protected, concludes the report ‘Sustainable Use of Wild Species Assessment’, which is presented by IPBES. The report also points out that exploitation of wild species, or man-made changes to ecosystems, is an important factor in the loss of species diversity and that resources must be used in a sustainable way. The report was commissioned by the ‘Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (IPBES), which is an independent intergovernmental body. Read more on Uib.no