INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF BIO-DIVERSITY
United Nations have declared 2010 the international year of bio-diversity. It is a unique opportunity to increase understanding of the vital role that biodiversity plays in sustaining life of earth. Bio- diversity was coined as an abbreviation of “Biological Diversity”, in 1985. Bio-Diversity found on Earth today consists of may millions of distinct biological species, the products of four billion years of evolution. It includes every plant, animal and microorganism.
As we are central part of nature, we are closely associated with biodiversity, the huge variety of other animals and plants, the place they live and their surrounding environments, all over the world. We depend on this diversity of life to provide with the food, fuel, medicine and other essentials we simply cannot live without. This rich biodiversity is being lost at a greatly accelerated rate because of human activities. This impoverishes us all and weakens the ability to the living system, on which we depend, to resist growing threats such as climate change.
The International Year of Biodiversity gives indication to people all over the world to maintain this irreplaceable natural wealth and lessen biodiversity loss.