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Businesses, governments and investors are now starting to recognise the dangers of a warming climate. But there is another, interrelated crisis looming that is every bit as important to the economy – as well as representing an existential threat to humans. Scientists — such as the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) — are warning us that we have entered a ‘sixth mass extinction.’

As a result, a leading independent conservation organisation, WWF, set about to raise awareness of the importance of wildlife and nature in providing a stable and benign planet for humans, launching an incredible eight-part documentary series — Our Planet — via Netflix in April 2019. Produced by Silverback Films, using state-of-the-art technology, and narrated by British natural historian Sir David Attenborough, this has been Netflix’s most successful documentary series, reaching over 25 million homes in just the first month.

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