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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Polar Bears Drowing in Arctic (PSA 2014)
Global warming is killing polar bears. As their sea-ice habitat disappears, bears are drowning, starving to death, and in some desperate cases, even eating each other.
About The Leopold Education Project (LEP)
Bird Versus Wind Turbines by New York Times
Tracking Global Biodiversity by Ben Collen
Biodiversity Conservation by Thomas Lovejoy
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Music Made with Bees
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret by Kip Anderson
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - Interactive webcast
Queen of the Sun: What are Bees Telling Us?
Biodiversity and Global Change by Katrin Boehning-Gaese
Mangrove Restoration Project in Asia