A poster series "designed not only for sighted viewers, but also readable for blind and visually impaired ‘viewers’"
There are numerous threats to biodiversity, which can be broken down into five categories: habitat, over exploitation, invasive species, disease, and climate change. Habitats experience degradation, destruction, fragmentation, and changes to the landscape. Over exploitation is caused by hunting and over harvesting. Invasive species are a threat when humans move species into new places or when humans create conditions for a population explosion and thus the overpopulation of a species in an environment. Diseases that kill off species, like malaria, are also threats to biodiversity. Lastly, climate change is a threat, escalating the other four types of threats.
So what if things go extinct? As biodiversity is being depleted, humans will lose their options. There will be a loss of natural capital; a loss of sources of innovation including synthetics, medicines, and mechanical process; a loss of ecosystem services such as pollination, clean water, nutrient rich soil, and breathable air; climate instability; and a loss of inner balance, a spiritual vertigo.