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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Bird Versus Wind Turbines by New York Times
A conservation effort across the West to protect the sage grouse, a bird with an unusual mating call, has put different environmental interests at odds. Published on Jul 22, 2014
EarthSayers Kassie Bracken; Ben Laffin
Biodiversity and Global Change by Katrin Boehning-Gaese
Music Made with Bees
Tracking Global Biodiversity by Ben Collen
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret by Kip Anderson
About The Leopold Education Project (LEP)
Queen of the Sun: What are Bees Telling Us?
Biodiversity Conservation by Thomas Lovejoy
Polar Bears Drowing in Arctic (PSA 2014)
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - Interactive webcast
Mangrove Restoration Project in Asia
Climate Change and Biodiversity of the Mediteranean sea by Jean-Pierre Quignard:
Creating National Parks - The Essentials by Doug Tompkins