Focusing On The Conservation of Ecosystems, Habitats & Wildlife

Earth’s Biodiversity

Earth’s biodiversity — the number of microorganisms, plants, and animals, their genes, and their ecosystems is declining at an alarming rate, even faster than the last mass extinction 65 million years ago.

In fact, two thirds of the terrestrial species that exist today are estimated to be extinct by the end of this century.  Humans are an integral part of this extensive network of life. We depend on biodiversity for goods and services; we impact biodiversity via rapidly expanding human population growth, consumption of resources, and spread of disease; and we study biodiversity in order to understand, conserve, and protect it.

 



Rainforests are famous for their biodiversity!