Life on Land Lab

For the entirety of humanity’s existence, people have relied on terrestrial ecosystems to ensure their survival and prosperity. However, these habitats are facing rapid and accelerating exhaustion of the resources they can offer, creating existential threats for communities and species.

Learn how your innovations can tackle these issues and more by joining the Life on Land Lab, part of Prepr’s Sustainable Innovation Lab series.

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UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15: Life on Land.

UN Sustainable Development Goal #15: Life on Land

This UNESCO goal aims for the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of land-based ecosystems, especially targeting forests, mountains, wetlands and drylands. It also calls for urgent action against habitat and biodiversity loss, taking particular aim at the poaching and trafficking of protected species.

Key facts about biodiversity

Around 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihood, including 70 million indigenous people.

Forests are home to more than 80% of all terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects.

Between 2010 and 2015, the world lost 3.3 million hectares of forest areas. Poor rural women depend on common pool resources and are especially affected by their depletion.

2.6 billion people depend directly on agriculture, but 52% of the land used for agriculture is moderately or severely affected by soil degradation.

The current rate of arable land loss is estimated to be 30 to 35 times the historical average.

Every year, 12 million hectares are lost to drought and desertification — that’s 23 hectares per minute.

Although we have identified over 80,000 tree species, fewer than 1% have been studied for potential use.

Over 80% of the human diet is provided by plants. Only three cereal crops – rice, maize and wheat – provide 60% of energy intake.

As many as 80% of people living in rural areas in developing countries rely on traditional plant‐based medicines for basic healthcare.

Micro-organisms and invertebrates are key to ecosystem services, but their contributions are still poorly known and rarely acknowledged.

By joining the Life on Land Lab, you can:

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Build solutions for the real world using our expert tools and resources

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Connect and share your innovations with like-minded experts and entrepreneurs using Prepr’s virtual Lab network

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Go from problem to pitch deck in 90 days or less using Prepr’s P.I.E.® Framework

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Build a portfolio project or CSR initiative that stands out and makes a real-world impact

Ready to build for a better future?

Get recognized for solving real-world problems. Join the Life on Land Lab today.