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The Alliance for Zero Extinction
(AZE) is a global alliance of membership organisations created in 2003 to prevent the extinction of species and the destruction of natural habitats.
By trying to eliminate human threats such as commercial exploitation, disease and the introduction of invasive species, the AZE attempts rebuild populations of endangered and critically endangered species. This should in turn maintain native ecosystems and biodiversity.
The AZE is a membership-based organisation whose main aim is to cooperate with its members and provide expertise with regards to biodiversity goals for the Convention on Biological Diversity
The Convention on Biological Diversity , known informally as the Biodiversity Convention, is an international legally binding treaty...
(CBD) 2050 and assist it's membership parties in integrating the zero-extinction target into National action plans. The AZE is also responsible for managing a forum on the best practices for its members to implement safeguarding measures and communications, education and public awareness of them.
In biology and ecology, extinction is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms , normally a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the species, although the capacity to breed and recover may have been lost before this point...
Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome, or an entire planet. Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Biodiversity is in part a function of climate. In terrestrial habitats, tropical regions are typically rich whereas polar regions...
The conservation movement, also known as nature conservation, is a political, environmental and a social movement that seeks to protect natural resources including animal, fungus and plant species as well as their habitat for the future....