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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I've just been watching a documentary on Chinese television that stated that the 22nd May is WORLD BIODIVERSITY DAY.

After a quick search, Biodiversity of World Ecosystems seems to be the closest relevant information.

Do any TP nature & science enthusiasts have any comments on biodiversity?

2. Posted by till (Full Member 73 posts) 11y

yes keep as big as possible
and when it is lost all will fall and the world doesn't exist anymore

3. Posted by lisay (Budding Member 21 posts) 11y

biodiversity is the thread of life and is in jeopardy, especially the ocean. due to human impacts it is highly likely that we've wipped out species (coral, fish, etc.) before we've even found them. same scenario with clear cutting rainforest for agriculture. you go from 1000s of species of plants and animals (many again not even cataloged yet) to a monoculture of crops. we've done so much damage. it is really a shame that most people can't even concern themselves with the environment.

4. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting lisay

biodiversity is the thread of life and is in jeopardy, especially the ocean. due to human impacts it is highly likely that we've wipped out species (coral, fish, etc.) before we've even found them. same scenario with clear cutting rainforest for agriculture. you go from 1000s of species of plants and animals (many again not even cataloged yet) to a monoculture of crops. we've done so much damage. it is really a shame that most people can't even concern themselves with the environment.

I know all that because I'm kind of aware of such things, but reading your discription is really alarming, depressing, and sad. I read in the paper yesterday that they think there may only be 1800 Tigers left in India, half the number previouly thought. And at 1 Tiger Reserve the entire Tiger population is gone.

:( :(

5. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting lisay

biodiversity is the thread of life and is in jeopardy, especially the ocean. due to human impacts it is highly likely that we've wipped out species (coral, fish, etc.) before we've even found them. same scenario with clear cutting rainforest for agriculture. you go from 1000s of species of plants and animals (many again not even cataloged yet) to a monoculture of crops. we've done so much damage. it is really a shame that most people can't even concern themselves with the environment.

Hi lisay

Your comments are very interesting.

You may care check this link about Endangered Species

Cheers
Wocca

6. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

What is amazing is that this is now obviously a huge global issue and still the destruction continues at pace. Check this out:

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-13351618,00.html

7. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

No person in the world likes monocultures, the more species in flora and fauna the better. Some (undiscovered) plants/herbs could be medicines against cancer or other diseases. That's why the world decided that biodiversity is very important (Kyoto agreement). Lately because of climat change and damage of the ozonlayer this is an hot item and discussed between several nations in Kyoto.