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Save Our Biodiversity

  • Date Submitted: 10/19/2012 05:37 AM
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Biodiversity is the variety of all life forms on earth - the different plants, animals and micro-organisms and the ecosystems of which they are a part.
Biodiversity: the HUGE variety of other animals and plants on our planet, together with the places where found.
Natural heritage, an inheritance of fauna and flora, geology, landscape and landforms, and other natural resources
Our planet is simply amazing.

Viewed by someone not from our world, it could be seen as one big, finely tuned and ultimately incredible machine.

Lots of cogs, pulleys and wheels (animals, plants and environments) working together. Depending on each other in so many ways. Creating a green, blue healthy world that you, us, everyone depends on.

For food, fuel, medicine and other essentials that we simply cannot live without.

Sure this machine can take some knocks and bruises.

It can bounce back.

Stretch. Adapt. Mend.

It is part of what makes it so marvelous.

But we're beginning to pull and stretch it further than it has ever been stretched before.

We're entering unknown territory where some of the extinctions we are causing may have deep and profound effects on how we live our lives.

In the grand time scale of our planet, these effects may be currently seen as the equivalent of storm clouds gathering on the horizon.

But rest assured, the storm is coming.

Unless we learn to start loving and caring for what our planet already gives us.

Biodiversity has declined by more than a quarter in the last 35 years.
The Living Planet Index (LPI), which tracks nearly 4,000 populations of wildlife, shows an overall fall in population trends of 27% between 1970 and 2005.
That's not good news.
In general terms, population growth and our consumption are the reasons for this enormous loss. Specifically, habitat destruction and wildlife trade are the major causes of population decline in species.
We have...picked, logged, plucked and hunted the animals, trees,...


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