What is biodiversity and is it important?

Biodiversity is essentially the number and variety of plants, animals and other organisms that exist on earth. The variety of all living things allows the survival of mankind by providing the resources for food, fuel, and shelter. There are approximately 70,000 species of plants, also known as flora, on earth. All species of animals are known as fauna, which includes birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, insects, crustaceans, and molluscs.

Whether looked at on a global scale or life within a certain area on earth, biodiversity is the study to be able to recognize and have more understanding of the relationships between species. Biodiversity helps to improve the productivity of the ecosystem where all species play a special role. The larger the number of plant species, the greater number of fauna it can support. When ecosystems are healthy, they are more able to survive disasters.

Biodiversity varies globally as well as within regions of the earth. The diversity of all living things depends on temperature, precipitation, altitude, type of soil, geography and what and how many other species are the present. Diversity is much higher in the tropics and rain forests and much less in deserts and the polar regions.

 

 

 

Latest News

Tips on Maintaining a Great Garden

Tips on Maintaining a Great Garden

Gardening, done properly, can be a very tranquil and rewarding experience. It's not as straightforward as it may seem at first glance, though, and proper gardening requires a little bit of study of techniques and, of course, plant characteristics and needs. Here are some tips to maintaining a…

It is Time to Start Your Organic Gardening

It is Time to Start Your Organic Gardening

You should not be surprised to know that now you can grow your organic garden at home. Once you learn the effective ways of organic gardening, things will be easy for you. There are lots of sites that offer great suggestions on organic gardening. Consequently, you can start your own garden and grow…

Environmental And Weather Impacts on Gardens

Environmental And Weather Impacts on Gardens

Garden which is formed of plants provides many uses for environment .The plants gives harmless energy from the sun , where in takes of oxygen and release of carbon dioxide .The gardening adds more beauty and freshness to the environment .weather impact on garden occurs due to the periods of season…