Biodiversity is the shortened form of two words “biological” and “diversity”.
It is a term used to describe the enormous variety of life on Earth and can be used more specifically to refer to all of the species in one region or ecosystem. — National Geographic Society
There are usually 3 main types of biodiversity that are discussed: diversity within species (genetic diversity), between species (species diversity) and between ecosystems (ecosystem diversity). The different types of animals and plants that live in the ocean is an example of biodiversity. Biodiversity is the most complex feature of our planet and it is the most vital. The myriad of interactions that occur have made Earth habitable for billions of years!
Nature needs to be able to cope with change. Different animals and plants in a habitat help to make that place stable and sustainable. Small changes will have fewer effects, allowing it to keep providing us with what we need. — Natural History Museum
1. Support local farms. Buying from small local farmers helps the local economy and agricultural efforts to conserve biodiversity.
2. Save the bees.
3. Plant local flowers, fruits and vegetables.
4. Let some of your garden be left to nature.
5. Respect local habitats.
Know the source of the food you buy: support regenerative farming.