Ecosystems Diversity | Species Diversity | Genetic Diversity
The term "biological diversity" was used first by wildlife scientist and conservationist
Raymond F. Dasmann in 1968, where he advocated conservation. It was widely adopted first in the 1980s. The term Biodiversity first appeared in a publication in 1988 when entomologist E.O.Wilson used it as a title. Since then, the term has often been used by biologists, environmentalists, political leaders, and citizens. A similar term in the United States is "Natural Heritage". It predates the others and is more accepted by the wider audience interested in conservation. Broader than biodiversity, it included geology and landforms.
Biodiversity refers to the variety of life. The different kinds of living things in a given place-whether a small stream, an extensive desert, all the deep forests in the world, the vast oceans or the entire planet.
It is seen in the number of species in an ecosystem or on the entire Earth.
Biodiversity gets used as a measure of the health of biological systems,
and to see if there is a danger that too many species become extinct.
Biodiversity is short for Biological Diversity.
We need every species on earth to live, for us to be able to live.
"The more strands we use for making a rope, the stronger it will be" and the same goes for Biodiversity. For everything to function well, we need to care for ALL types of Animals, Plants, Bacteria & Humans.