Semester question 2019/20: Thilo Hofmann from EDGE talks about how we can help to protect biodiversity


Biodiversity is the basis of our well-being. Food production, prosperity, the protection against natural hazards and many more depend on stable biodiverse communities. However, the number of intact habitats is decreasing rapidly and about every fourth animal and plant species is threatened with extinction. In Austria, almost one third of all species assessed are on the red list of endangered species. How can we counteract this loss? The University of Vienna tries to answer this question in the winter semester of 2019/20.