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.
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.
"Nature for Life Foundation" aims to bring the importance of
biodiversity to the attention of citizens, politicians and
entrepreneurs, using plain language and imaginative examples.