Biodiversity is not just about saving nature, it is equally important about saving humanity . . . quote from E. O. Wilson, one of world's preeminent biologists and naturalists.
Biodiversity is not just about saving nature,
it is equally important about saving humanity
. . . quote from E. O. Wilson, one of world's
preeminent biologists and naturalists.
Humanity requires the web of life to survive,
nature does not need us.
Conservation International estimates that one species goes extinct every twenty minutes, the rate is a thousand times faster than the average for the history of the earth. Read more by clicking on the above CI link.
The International Year of Biodiversity is an invitation to take stock of our ingenious yet imperiled life-forms, from the clockwork of genes to the wild rumpus of ecosystems.
The WWF estimates the total value of goods and services provided by ecosystems at US$ 33 trillion, which is more than the gross national product of the whole world (“Arguments for Protection: Environmental Goods & Services” WWF, What We Do, Goods and Services, March 25 2010). Humanity relies on nature to subsist, yet 70% of the world’s plants are threatened according to a study by the International Union for Conservation of NatureBiodiversity is the variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome, or on the entire Earth. Biodiversity is often used as a measure of the health of biological systems. The biodiversity found on Earth today consists of many millions of distinct biological species. The year 2010 has been declared as the International Year of Biodiversity. Read more by clicking the title.
Biodiversity: Global isssue: Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All
Biodiversity boosts ecosystem productivity where each species, no matter how small, all have an important role to play. Read more by clicking the title.
The greatest species diversity exists among insects, which account for one million of the earth's species known to science. Mammals make up one of the smallest groups, with just 5,490 members. Visit this site for the listing of known variety of species by category .
Thousands of species of fish, insects, flowers and others still remain undiscovered by science. Scientists estimate 5 million insect species. Visit this site for the listing of estimated species by category .