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Biodiversity refers to the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. It is necessary for life to thrive on Earth.

Aldo Leopold, one of the great thinkers of conservation, observed more than half a century ago the importance of protecting species. "To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering," he wrote. Losing species is like throwing away one by one the engine parts of an airplane while flying.

Biodiversity is a major initiative of Conservation International.

Biodiversity conservation provides substantial benefits to meet immediate human needs, such as those for clean, consistent water flows; protection from floods and storms; and a stable climate. 

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Greenpeace: 6 steps to protect forests and biodiversity
May 15, 2018

Greenpeace is fighting for forest protection around the globe to stop deforestation and degradation. Our work is focused on the 5 biggest forest regions in the world: Indonesia, the Amazon, the Congo Basin, and the Boreal forest. Working together with Indigenous Peoples and allies, we've been calling out companies who contribute to forest destruction and governments who have failed to protect them.