The battle to preserve the world's wildlife and its habitats is being lost - that is according to a new United Nations report, which says attempts to stop the slow destruction of the earth's wildlife habitats are failing dismally.

World leaders agreed to a series of targets in 2010 to reverse the trend. But the UN now says almost all of the targets are not on track to being met by 2020.

The same bleak picture was recently echoed by the World Wildlife Fund, which says half of the world's wild animals have been lost over the last 40 years.

So what is needed to get world leaders to notice this wildlife catastrophe?

Presenter: Mike Hanna

Guests:

Adam Roberts - chief executive officer of the Born Free Foundation.

Carlos Drews - director of the World Wildlife Fund's Global Species Programme.

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias - United Nations  executive secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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Source: Al Jazeera