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.
Curated by mokiethecat
Climate Change and Biodiversity of the Mediteranean sea by Jean-Pierre Quignard:
Jean-Pierre Quignard, professor in Ichtyology, tells us about the consequences of warming waters in the Mediteranean sea.
EarthSayers Yann Arthus-Bertrand; Jean-Pierre Quignards
Biodiversity Conservation by Thomas Lovejoy
Polar Bears Drowing in Arctic (PSA 2014)
Greenpeace: 6 steps to protect forests and biodiversity
Bird Versus Wind Turbines by New York Times
Biodiversity and Global Change by Katrin Boehning-Gaese
Music Made with Bees
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - Interactive webcast
Mangrove Restoration Project in Asia
Tracking Global Biodiversity by Ben Collen
Queen of the Sun: What are Bees Telling Us?
Creating National Parks - The Essentials by Doug Tompkins
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret by Kip Anderson
About The Leopold Education Project (LEP)
The Call of the Pika