Biodiversity Means Safe
Biodiversity is critically important – to human health, safety and to business and livelihood. It underpins global food security, health and disease control, and makes the Earth a habitable planet. We know biodiversity matters. Now, as a society, we should protect it.
5 Reasons Why Biodiversity Matters – to Human Health, the Economy and Your Wellbeing
Biodiversity is critically important – to your health, to your safety and, probably, to your business or livelihood. However, the diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems, is declining globally, faster than at any other time in human history. Biodiversity supports our economies and enhances our wellbeing – and has the potential to do even more.
Top 10 Ways you can Protect Biodiversity
Without biodiversity in an ecosystem we would not have the many plants and animals we find in our world today, including us. Biodiversity has been continually under threat since the dawn of man. As we expand we remove, change, and use land to serve our purposes. The changes we make often damage natural habitats and reduce their biodiversity. Even though the biodiversity of many habitats has become threatened there are many things we can do to help reduce this danger. These are some of the steps you can take to conserve biodiversity.
Why do we need to protect Biodiversity?
Healthy ecosystems clean our water, purify our air, maintain our soil, regulate the climate, recycle nutrients and provide us with food. Biodiversity is the key indicator of the health of an ecosystem. A wide variety of species will cope better with threats than a limited number of them in large populations.
Safer use of chemicals can help protect Biodiversity
We are currently in the midst of a biodiversity crisis. Pollution, including from chemicals and waste, is one of the key drivers of global biodiversity loss. When it comes to the impact of specific chemicals on biodiversity, these tend to be more ‘invisible’ because the longer-term impacts of chemical exposure on different species are complex and difficult to study, so remain largely unknown.