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 exhibition has been held in Basel to mark the start of the UN Year
of Biodiversity. Visitors found out more about the threats to nature
and what they as consumers could do to improve sustainability and
protect the environment. (Julie Hunt, swissinfo.ch)
EarthSayer Phillippe Ammann
Mangrove Restoration Project in Asia
Creating National Parks - The Essentials by Doug Tompkins
Tracking Global Biodiversity by Ben Collen
Auspices of our own future by Dr. Marco Lambertini
Queen of the Sun: What are Bees Telling Us?
Music Made with Bees
A PepsiCo Campaign to Save English Apple Varieties from Extinction
Botanic Gardens Dublin Ireland
Save Ireland Forests
About The Leopold Education Project (LEP)
Biodiversity and Global Change by Katrin Boehning-Gaese
Biodiversity Conservation by Thomas Lovejoy
Biodiversity: Carbon, Indigenous Peoples, Religion by Stuart Pimm
How Consumers can Help Promote Biodiversity
Of Forests and Men with Edward Norton