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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Tracking Global Biodiversity by Ben Collen
Ben Collen explains the ways biodiversity loss has been monitored and discusses novel approaches. Published on Jan 29, 2013, Yale University channel on Youtube.
EarthSayer Ben Collen
Mangrove Restoration Project in Asia
Polar Bears Drowing in Arctic (PSA 2014)
Climate Change and Biodiversity of the Mediteranean sea by Jean-Pierre Quignard:
Biodiversity Conservation by Thomas Lovejoy
Creating National Parks - The Essentials by Doug Tompkins
About The Leopold Education Project (LEP)
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - Interactive webcast
Economics for a thriving planet | RSA Events
Queen of the Sun: What are Bees Telling Us?
Music Made with Bees
Why biodiversity matters | The Circular Economy Show
Greenpeace: 6 steps to protect forests and biodiversity
Biodiversity and Global Change by Katrin Boehning-Gaese
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret by Kip Anderson
Bird Versus Wind Turbines by New York Times
The Call of the Pika