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About this Digest on Ecosystem Change

  1. Sources for this Digest
  2. Current Status
  3. Digest Publication History
  4. Partnerships

1. Sources for this Digest

We are pleased with this collaboration with GreenFacts. Their summaries bring the findings of our experts to the reach of a much wider audience.
Dr. Robert T. Watson, co-chair of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

The material content of the texts on Level 3 is directly sourced from the " Millennium Ecosystem Assessment General Synthesis Report:"Ecosystems and Human Well-being" a leading scientific document produced in 2005 by a large international panel of scientists of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA)

The Levels 1 & 2 summaries of this report were written by the GreenFacts editorial team.

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2. Current Status

Approved for publication by the GreenFacts Scientific Board.

3. Digest Publication History

The GreenFacts publication process is designed to ensure as high a degree of objectivity as possible.

First draft

The first draft of this Digest was produced by GreenFacts on 23 February 2005.

Second draft

The second draft of this Digest has been produced on 7 March 2005 by the GreenFacts Team.

Preliminary and Peer review

The third draft of this study was produced by 17 March by GreenFacts after pre-review by experts from environmental and industrial organizations (see our  pre review form).

The third draft was peer reviewed by 3 independent scientists selected by the GreenFacts Scientific Board (see our  peer review form) and final corrections were added under the supervision of the GreenFacts Scientific Board by 29 March 2005.


Final publication was authorized by the President of the GreenFacts Scientific Board on 30 March 2005.

Press Release

30 March 2005: Experts reveal ongoing degradation of ecosystems

Updates or subsequent post-publication revisions

No update or revision at present.

4. Partnerships

The summaries have been written by GreenFacts in partnership with:

IUCN - The World Conservation Union The World Conservation Union (IUCN) brings together some 10 000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership to protect biodiversity and work for the sustainable use of natural resources. Within this framework, the IUCN Regional Office for Europe in Brussels has the mission to foster and fortify a European network of excellence in environmental research, policy and best practice. 
WCMC The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre is the biodiversity assessment and policy support arm of the United Nations Environment Programme, the world's foremost intergovernmental environmental organization. For over twenty-five years the Centre has been undertaking scientific research and providing practical policy advice to help decision makers recognise the value of biodiversity and apply this knowledge to all that they do. 
Countdown 2010 Countdown 2010 collaborates closely with countries, regions, and civil society to help governments reduce biodiversity loss by 2010. At the World Summit for Sustainable Development and other occasions, world leaders committed to achieve this 2010 biodiversity target and thus to meet the challenges outlined in this report. 

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