New Crowded Planet Resource Library
The Center just launched a first-of-its-kind, online resource library compiling studies, reports and reviews that make the connection between human population growth and the extinction crisis. This searchable database brings together studies from several disciplines, including conservation, psychology, demography and public health that show how human population pressure is driving the extinction crisis, how to address the problem with equity and rights-based solutions, and the challenges of population advocacy.
The goal of this new resource is to demonstrate that even though the runaway-population problem is often treated as taboo — or even met with denial — research is being done on it across many fields. That research not only measures the devastating effects of population pressure on wildlife and wild places, but also supports a way forward that benefits people and the planet alike.
Here's one thing you can do: Check out the Crowded Planet database. The library will continue to grow, so if you have a resource you'd like to see included, send us a message.