Life depends on biodiversity in every corner of our world. What is biodiversity and why is it important? Let’s break this word down into two meanings. The word “bio” means life. The world “diversity” means mix and variety. Combine the meaning of the two words bio and diversity and you get something like this: a variety of life. In order to sustain a healthy network of living things, a balanced ecosystem, we must learn how to promote biodiversity.
Biodiversity is essential to sustaining the living networks and systems that provide us all with health, food, wealth, fuel and the vital services our lives depend on. (Carbon Neutral)
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LEARN MORE: ECO KIDS
- What is biodiversity and why is it important to promote and protect our local pond and neighborhood parks?
- Name the largest ecosystem on Earth and explain why it must remain healthy and clean.
- In what ways can you help to promote biodiversity in your community?
- In the video, Biodiversity with Bill Nye, what four species are mentioned as being extinct?