Biodiversity refers to the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. It is necessary for life to thrive on Earth.
Aldo Leopold, one of the great thinkers of conservation, observed more than half a century ago the importance of protecting species. "To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering," he wrote. Losing species is like throwing away one by one the engine parts of an airplane while flying.
Biodiversity is a major initiative of Conservation International.
Biodiversity conservation provides substantial benefits to meet immediate human needs, such as those for clean, consistent water flows; protection from floods and storms; and a stable climate.
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An Appeal:How to Help
Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered and without urgent action could be the first Great Ape species to become extinct.
SOS is dedicated to turning this situation around. We do this by:
Help us protect orangutans, their forests and their future.
SOS was established in 1997 by the late Lucy Wisdom.
EarthSayer Lucy Wisdom
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Bird Versus Wind Turbines by New York Times
Greenpeace: 6 steps to protect forests and biodiversity
Tracking Global Biodiversity by Ben Collen
Biodiversity and Global Change by Katrin Boehning-Gaese
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret by Kip Anderson
Queen of the Sun: What are Bees Telling Us?
Creating National Parks - The Essentials by Doug Tompkins
About The Leopold Education Project (LEP)
Mangrove Restoration Project in Asia
Music Made with Bees
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - Interactive webcast
Climate Change and Biodiversity of the Mediteranean sea by Jean-Pierre Quignard:
Biodiversity Conservation by Thomas Lovejoy