Middle School UNEP:
From the smallest ant to the largest whale, the Earth is home to more than 8.7 million plant and animal species. However, for many reasons, over 40,000 of these species are currently considered threatened or endangered. The removal of any of these species from ecosystems can have disastrous ecological effects, but solving the issue is no easy task. From climate change to poaching to habitat destruction, these animal extinctions and the resulting loss of biodiversity can have profound implications for the future of humanity. Delegates in this committee will be tasked with tackling this problem head-on, working together to balance individual countries’ political, social, and economic needs with the ultimate needs of the planet.