This Biodiversity and Science section of Healing Earth starts you on the path of answering the questions posed at the end of the case study:
- Why is biodiversity important and how did it come about?
- What are the major forms of biodiversity on Earth and why are they declining?
Over 3.6 billion years of biological evolution has resulted in the planet’s enormously vast array of magnificent life forms. This is Earth’s biodiversity. Humans, like all other organisms, rely on all these forms of life for their existence. Ironically, the very existence of this much needed biological variety is now threatened and in danger of extinction due to human activities over the past 200 years.