Why is it necessary for us to preserve biodiversity?

 

Here at Green Sod Ireland we cherish the intrinsic value of all living things. We celebrate biodiversity in all its glory, in all of life.

Biodiversity is the key indicator of the health of an ecosystem. Without it the human species can not survive. It is important because it provides us with Natural Resources (Food, Water, Wood, etc.) – Natural Services (Pest Control – Air and Water Purification, etc.) – Sensory andAesthetic Pleasure. Quite simply, for our overall health and wellbeing we need biodiversity.

A biodiversity rich ecosystem indicates a healthy system, and as we have all experienced during this time of lockdown a healthy system is vital for our overall health – for the welling of all life on earth. Perhaps American environmental activist and author Wendell Berry said it best, when he said:

“THE EARTH IS WHAT WE ALL HAVE IN COMMON”

With the following questions in mind, “Why is Biodiversity so Important?“, and “Why is it necessary for us to preserve it?“, we would like to share this video lesson by educator Kim Preshoff, animation by TED-Ed. Here Kim Preshoff details why the answer to all our questions, to a large extent, is #biodiversity.

"Our planet’s diverse, thriving ecosystems may seem like permanent fixtures, but they’re actually vulnerable to collapse. 
Jungles can become deserts, and reefs can become lifeless rocks. What makes one ecosystem strong and another weak 
in the face of change?”  
- Ted-Ed

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-is-biodiversity-so-important-kim-preshoff 

Kim Preshoff. (2015, April 21). Why is biodiversity so important? (video file).                                                                                                          Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK_vRtHJZu4&ab_channel=TED-Ed

 

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