22 May '11, 12am

News |- Celebrating biodiversity today - putting conservation into politics: May 22 was proclaim... | #Rescue #Life

News |- Celebrating biodiversity today - putting conservation into politics: May 22 was proclaim... | #Rescue #Life

May 22 was proclaimed as the International Day of Biodiversity (IDB) by the United Nations. 2011 is also the UN International Year of Forests, and hence forest biodiversity has been chosen by the UN as the theme for this years' IDB. Forests cover about 31% of the land on Earth and are the most biological diverse land cover of the planet Earth. They contain more than two-thirds of the world's terrestrial species and the Amazon basin alone is home to an estimated 25 per cent of all land-based species. And yet, forests are also essential for our own species. Indeed, more than 1.6 billion people depend directly on forests for their livelihoods, while they are also home to an estimated 300 million people around the world. At a global perspective, rainforests are a precious resource to all of us. As very well presented by the official film of the International Year of Forests, t...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/celebrating-biodiv...

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