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:we are on the verge of loosing a third to half of all the variety on earth within our lifetime.
From Green Festival presents Dr. Stuart Pimm on the topic of The Balance of Nature. He talks about three areas: offsetting carbon, indigenous people, and religion. His book, The World According to Pimm, is referenced in his speech.
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