Abstract: Pressures are mounting for the adoption of a Global Biodiversity Framework that transforms conservation and sustainable use efforts worldwide. Underlying this challenge is the biodiversity paradox: biological diversity predominantly concentrates in the tropics, while human, institutional, and financial resources are primarily located at higher latitudes both north and south. Addressing the biodiversity paradox requires the expansion and mobilization of human, institutional and financial resources around the world. We outline a model championed by the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) that builds on the Species Conservation Cycle (Assess-Plan-Act-Network-Communicate) and recognizes that most conservation action occurs at the national or local level. Various strategies are applied to this end by the partners of Reverse the Red, a global movement that ignites strategic cooperation and science-based action to ensure the survival of wild species and ecosystems.

Rodríguez, Jon Paul, Bibiana Sucre, Kira Mileham, Ada Sánchez-Mercado, Nahomy De Andrade, Simeon Bezeng Bezeng, Carmel Croukamp, João Falcato, Pablo García-Borboroglu, Susana González, Paula González-Ciccia, José F. González-Maya, Lucy Kemp, Mirza D. Kusrini, Cristina Lopez-Gallego, Sonja Luz, Vivek Menon, Patricia D. Moehlman, Domitilla C. Raimondo, Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, William Street, Amanda Vincent, and Yan Xie. 2022. Addressing the Biodiversity Paradox: Mismatch between the Co-Occurrence of Biological Diversity and the Human, Financial and Institutional Resources to Address Its Decline. Diversity. 14(9):708.