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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About The Leopold Education Project (LEP)
The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary, critical thinking, conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the classic writings of the renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopold.The Leopold Education Project teaches the public about humanity's ties to the natural environment in the effort to conserve and protect the earth's natural resources.
Quote from Aldo Leopold( 1887-1948) Sand County Almanac:
"Our children are our signature to the roster of history; our land is merely the place our money was made. There is as yet no social stigma in the possession of a gullied farm, a wrecked forest, or a polluted stream, provided the dividends suffice to send the youngsters to college."
EarthSayer Aldo Leopold
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret by Kip Anderson
Biodiversity Conservation by Thomas Lovejoy
Biodiversity and Global Change by Katrin Boehning-Gaese
Queen of the Sun: What are Bees Telling Us?
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - Interactive webcast
The Call of the Pika
Mangrove Restoration Project in Asia
Polar Bears Drowing in Arctic (PSA 2014)
Greenpeace: 6 steps to protect forests and biodiversity
Bird Versus Wind Turbines by New York Times
Music Made with Bees
Climate Change and Biodiversity of the Mediteranean sea by Jean-Pierre Quignard:
Creating National Parks - The Essentials by Doug Tompkins
Tracking Global Biodiversity by Ben Collen