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
Music Made with Bees
Einstein once predicted that the human race would survive no more then 4 years after the extinction of bees due to their keystone role in the entire ecosystem. Hope you enjoy it.
I wanted to see how far I could take the recordings of bees into the
realm of music. The bee produces about 200-230 wing flaps pr. second,
which is enough to generate a nice, rich sounding buzz. I then
decided to add some more human elements to it (vocals, guitars, grooves
etc) and wrapped it up by adding full symphony orchestra and choirs on
it during the end.
Biodiversity and Global Change by Katrin Boehning-Gaese
Mangrove Restoration Project in Asia
About The Leopold Education Project (LEP)
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - Interactive webcast
Bird Versus Wind Turbines by New York Times
Queen of the Sun: What are Bees Telling Us?
Tracking Global Biodiversity by Ben Collen
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
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret by Kip Anderson
Polar Bears Drowing in Arctic (PSA 2014)