Biodiversity

gloss_biodiversity_0805
 
Biodiversity refers to the variety of lifeforms existing in a given ecosystem. On Earth that includes plants, animals, micro-organisms and many millions of different species of lifeforms. Maintaining healthy biodiversity is crucial because all aforementioned lifeforms are interdependent, and the wellbeing of each is linked to the others. Environmental detractors like climate change threaten biodiversity greatly and should be limited as much as possible to prevent further harm. (Photo: Flickr)

Why conservation cannot continue ignoring apex species

300 new species -- including an inflatable shark -- discovered

'SpongeBob' fungus discovered in Borneo

More than 600 species discovered in Madagascar

Remote Antarctic island is 'richer in biodiversity than the Galapagos'

Ancient sea monsters lived undetected for 30 million years

The top 10 new species of the year

Cash for corals (or why a piece of pristine coral is like a $20 bill)

Cost to identify all unknown animals: $263 billion

More reason for Christmas kisses: New mistletoe found

What's killing all the coral?

Rare bat found in Indonesian forest fragment

SPONSORED