Since life started to develop on earth the number of life forms has consistently increased. This increase has led to the current impressive multiplicity of single-celled organisms, plants, and animals, which are so highly important to us now. This wealth of species, also called biodiversity, serves to cushion our earth's reaction to sudden changes in the environment.
Humans began to upset this balance on a large scale as the industrial revolution took hold. However, we benefit greatly from all that nature’s diversity has to offer. Just think of water purification, food production, CO2 uptake, production of medicines, waste treatment, and recreation. As well, biodiversity has proved an astute weapon against rapid climate change.
The Foundation "Nature for Life" aims to bring the importance of biodiversity to the attention of citizens, politicians and entrepreneurs, using plain language and imaginative examples.
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