Biodiversity characterizes the entire diversity of life forms on our planet. This is why it is also known as biodiversity and represents all the different multiple species of living organisms, plants, and animals, as well as the ecological systems to which they belong.
If we count all the uncompensated work that nature does for our benefit and compare it to how much humans produce, the figure is 500,000 times higher per year.
But the environment is increasingly being destroyed by the deforestation of rainforests, the wasteful use of natural resources, and the overuse of chemical fertilizers and toxins. All of this poses an enormous threat to biodiversity.
As many as 130 species of animals and plants die out every day! Of the 2 million species known to us, 41% (820,000) are threatened with extinction.
So there are many good ecological, economic, social, and ethical reasons why biodiversity should be protected and preserved.