[Question] What are good reasons for or against working on protecting biodiversity and ecosystem services?

The In­ter­gov­ern­men­tal Science-Policy Plat­form on Bio­di­ver­sity and Ecosys­tem Ser­vices (IPBES) re­leased this month an alarm­ing re­port on the state and tra­jec­tory of Earth’s ecosys­tems. https://​​www.ipbes.net/​​

Has any­one eval­u­ated this as a cause area, and it’s in­di­rect effects on global de­vel­op­ment, wild an­i­mal welfare, global con­flicts and the long term tra­jec­tory of hu­man de­vel­op­ment in an EA per­spec­tive?

I would es­pe­cially be in­ter­ested in dis­cus­sions based on Open Philan­thropy Pro­ject’s frame­work of cause se­lec­tion: Im­por­tance, Ne­glect­ed­ness and Tractabil­ity. But also more fun­da­men­tal moral ques­tions of how bad the de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of ecosys­tems is, and in what way they are bad. I feel that I lack a good un­der­stand­ing of what quan­tities or qual­ities I should think of when as­sess­ing the bad­ness of ecosys­tem de­te­ri­o­ra­tion, and if this lack of un­der­stand­ing is com­mon through­out our move­ment, this cause area might be more im­por­tant than our cur­rent re­source al­lo­ca­tion to­wards it would im­ply.