Biodiversity loss seems to get worst over the years. A recent article states that one million species are at rick of extinction. Hence this is alarming, mostly for us, because we are depending on biodiversity for our own existence.
Wildlife and vegetation are this planet’s biodiversity. But it is not a constant for Earth. As the Earth is changing, biodiversity is also changing. Because of the species’ evolution, there is a vast change in animals and plants.
However, even this is a natural process, mankind has also made an impact on biodiversity due to hunting and agriculture. Yet today we are facing even a bigger challenge due to mass biodiversity loss.
But we fail to realize that we indeed depend on biodiversity in many ways.
Biodiversity loss is affecting us
There are five main reasons we need to care about biodiversity loss. These factors are showing our dependence on biodiversity:
- Biodiversity is an indicator of climate change. Birds and butterflies tell us how the world is changing.
- It is the food chain.
- We still use plants to make medicine.
- Manufacture materials come from biodiversity.
- Ecotourism is a major contribution to many countries’ economies.