Destroying nature will ruin economies and cultures.
Ahmed Djoghlaf the secretary-general of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity says "We are losing biodiversity at an unprecedented rate. If current levels [of destruction] go on we will reach a tipping point very soon. The future of the planet now depends on governments taking action in the next few years." The environment is intimately linked to our economy and culture so the continued destruction will rapidly begin to affect our wellbeing. Large areas of culture are interlinked with or based on nature and the biodiversity of the world and the degrading of nature at the same time degrades culture.