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Consultation Document to Accompany Insight’s Presentation to the World Parks Congress, 13 September 2003 – Biodiversity: Towards Best Practice for Extractive and Utility Companies

By Kerry ten Kate
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Human activities are making an increasing impact on the integrity of ecosystems that provide
essential resources and services for human well-being and economic activities. In particular,
biodiversity2 is being lost at an unprecedented rate,3 while global population and consumption are
growing4. This presents a risk both to business and to society more broadly.