About the age of extinction – a Guardian series

Our reporting draws attention to the catastrophic loss of species across the planet and looks at ways to tackle the crisis

The age of extinction is supported by
Band, Wyss and Oak Foundations
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This project focuses on biodiversity: the variety of all life on our planet. It highlights the crisis represented by huge losses of animal, insect, bird and plant life around the world, as well as innovations to tackle these losses.

This series is supported, in part, through grants to theguardian.org by the BAND Foundation, a private family organisation that oversees charitable interests through strategic grant-making, primarily in nature conservation and epilepsy care, and by the Wyss Foundation, which last year committed $1bn (£0.8bn) to launch the Wyss Campaign for Nature, to expand protected areas and help conserve 30% of the planet in a natural state by 2030 and by Oak Foundation, which commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged.

All of the reporting is editorially independent and follows Guardian News & Media’s published editorial code. You can read more about content funding on the Guardian here.

The only restriction to the Guardian’s coverage is where theguardian.org, the BAND Foundation and the Wyss Foundation grant funds may not be used for participating or intervening in any political campaign, or for carrying on propaganda or attempting to influence legislation within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c) 3.

Unless otherwise stated, all statements and materials, including any statements regarding specific legislation, reflect the views of the individual contributors and not those of the BAND Foundation, the Wyss Foundation, the Oak Foundation, theguardian.org, or the Guardian.