Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth.
(BIO = life DIVERSITY = variety)
It's that simple...but the importance of this word cannot be overstated.
It has taken the earth millions of years to form all of the variety that has made life as we know it possible. The changes that nature has undergone has given us the ability to survive, develop, and live.
I like to look at biodiversity through the eyes of one of my favorite movies, The Lion King. It is the circle of life. All of the life on earth depends on each other for our benefit. Some of the most important living things on earth are thing that we will never see with the naked eye. They are parasites and bacteria that make us what we are. Without them, life would not be possible.
FlashPals are the mascots for biodiversity because LIFE MATTERS! Every life form, large or small, plays a role in our ecosystem. And at the end of today, there will be less variety than yesterday. The primary reason for this decrease, is us. Humans are taking up more and more of the Earth. We are consuming more resources, and we are leaving more waste.
Everyday is a new opportunity to make less of an impact, and each of us can make decisions to do so. Please stay tuned as the FlashPals share with you, what we can all do to save biodiversity.