Fifth of countries at risk of ecosystem collapse, analysis finds

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Trillions of dollars of GDP depend on biodiversity, according to Swiss Re report

One-fifth of the world’s countries are at risk of their ecosystems collapsing because of the destruction of wildlife and their habitats, according to an analysis by the insurance firm Swiss Re.

Natural “services” such as food, clean water and air, and flood protection have already been damaged by human activity.

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