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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The Call of the Pika
|April 07, 2020
Listen to the call of the pika. Sometimes referred to as rock rabbits, pika calls are used for individual recognition, predator warning signals, territory defense, or as a way to attract a mate. Learn more about pikas: https://biodiv.us/3aMCVtT
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