More then 1 million of them are thretened.
To raise awerness of this topic, we celebrate the „world day of biodiversity“ on the 22th of May under the topic „our biodiversity, our food, our health“.
Because Biodiversity is important. For all of us.
But let´s start a little bit slower- what does the word biodiversity exactly mean?
Biodiversity includes three diverent topics that are all related to each other:
- the divercity of ecosystems
- the variety of species
- the genetic multiple within species.
As I said in the beginning, up to 1 million animal and plant species are thretened and it´s getting worse and worse. We don´t really know how many species live on our planet but according to estimates it should be around 8,7 million.
Additionally to the big amount of thretened species, the biodiversity on our planet goes back a lot in the last few years what means that a lot of species just die out. And to be honest- that is really scaring, at least for me. Every year around 58.000 animal species die out.
When you take a look back in the evolution, it is totally normal that species die out, but if you focus on the amount of today, nothing is normal anymore. At the moment we have the largest species extincion since the dinosaur died out, to make it a little bit clearer.
With phenomens like the climat change, the human beeing is responsible therefore that the biodiversity on our planet is threatened. And that is really strange when you realise that the humanity is depending on biodiversity.
Biodiversity is important, for all of us, our food, our health and our existence in general.