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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Biodiversity and Global Change by Katrin Boehning-Gaese
Katrin Boehning-Gaese discusses models and methods used to predict the impact of climate change on species distributions. Published on Jan 29, 2013
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Mangrove Restoration Project in Asia
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - Interactive webcast
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Climate Change and Biodiversity of the Mediteranean sea by Jean-Pierre Quignard:
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About The Leopold Education Project (LEP)
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Music Made with Bees
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