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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A chief taster, David Smyth at Copella Fruit Juices, which is based at PepsiCo's site at Boxford in the U.K. addresses his in blending and creating our apple juices – which is a great pleasure because the wide range of apple varieties we have available allows me to make the most wonderful tasting juice! In 1990, there were 12,000 hectares of apple orchards in the U.K.; by 2008 there was less than half that. Worse still, it is the apples that I love the most, the Cox and the Discovery, the ones with the fullest flavours, which are disappearing fastest.
EarthSayer David Smyth
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