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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Greenpeace: 6 steps to protect forests and biodiversity
|May 15, 2018
Greenpeace is fighting for forest protection around the globe to stop deforestation and degradation. Our work is focused on the 5 biggest forest regions in the world: Indonesia, the Amazon, the Congo Basin, and the Boreal forest. Working together with Indigenous Peoples and allies, we've been calling out companies who contribute to forest destruction and governments who have failed to protect them.
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United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - Interactive webcast
Tracking Global Biodiversity by Ben Collen
Polar Bears Drowing in Arctic (PSA 2014)
The Call of the Pika
Biodiversity Conservation by Thomas Lovejoy
Creating National Parks - The Essentials by Doug Tompkins
Bird Versus Wind Turbines by New York Times
Biodiversity and Global Change by Katrin Boehning-Gaese
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret by Kip Anderson
Music Made with Bees
Climate Change and Biodiversity of the Mediteranean sea by Jean-Pierre Quignard:
Mangrove Restoration Project in Asia