Make a Difference For Biodiversity
WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY?
🌳 Short for “biological diversity”.
🦠 Means the variety of living things in an area, at all levels of biological organization.
🐛 Includes genes, species, and ecosystems.
WHY DOES BIODIVERSITY MATTER?
✔ Important for utilitarian reasons (benefits to humans) and intrinsic reasons (inherent value).
🏕 Benefits to humans include shelter, food, fuel, medicine, and *climate regulation*.
😍 Inherent value includes the beauty of biodiversity and the Planet.
WHAT ARE THREATS TO BIODIVERSITY?
❗Habitat loss and degradation, caused by humans and natural events
❗Infectious diseases of wildlife
HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR BIODIVERSITY?
💡Learn about impacts of biodiversity loss.
🗣 Support government policies and collective actions that conserve ecosystems. We believe the best way to conserve biodiversity is to *protect habitat*, which is why we are proud to partner with Rainforest Trust!
🙋♀️ Be an environmental steward, by taking individual action.