Challenges of Biodiversity

What is biodiversity ? Intuitively we imagine the variety of animal and vegetal species around the planet as well as the same diversities in specific geographic area. In fact biodiversity encompasses the variety of living forms as well the one of ecosystems and ecological processes. Biodiversity is a recent term, launched during the Rio Convention in 1992.
The French national institute for Agronomy (INRA) defines biodiversity as : diversity of species, their genes, diversity of relations and dependencies between species living in the same habitat and the diversity of links between species and their environment. It encompasses also diversities of habitat and relations of Human being with the environment and species living on it. Biodiversity reflects and conditions the history of evolution of species, their capacity of adaptation, evolution, the balance and sustainability of ecosystems. (source INRA)
It is through the essential needs of humanity that biodiversity is the more often envisioned, especially during international political conference and international organizations.
The natural rights of living species to exist is a more seldom approach generally limited to ecologist idealist and NGOs. Nevertheless ethics, economy and sciences are more and more jointly studied during international political summit.

1. How biodiversity emerged in international conventions

2. Biodiversity on a daily basis

3. And tomorrow

4. Biodiversity in Ecuador

Here is an example of the issues the Shuar people along with other communities in the Amazonas are facing

From the Amazonas, a message against environmental services

Experts working for global companies have skillfully served those paying them. They managed to sell nature itself through what is called environmental services. Selling oxygen and carbon pits became usual expressions.

Un don pour sauver la forêt et ses habitants

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