The Michaelis dictionary defines biodiversity as a “group of animal and vegetal communities living in a particular area or time.”
Today, we know that the more bio-diversified a region is, the more balanced and sustainable it tends to be. This is due to the fact that, when a large number of species share the same area, its ecosystem shows greater resilience to stand crises, such as those from climate changes, for instance. Losing biodiversity means compromising the balance, stability, and quality of life of plants and animals – also of us, human beings.
Besides posing a concern in terms of safety of food and overall vulnerability, the loss of biodiversity may impair a nation’s economic growth and delay new developments in medicine and material research. Find out below what we have already learned and what we still have to learn about biodiversity and how crucial this subject is.
Content published in February 27, 2019