The variety of all life on earth.
Biodiversity forms the foundation of the vast array of ecosystem services that critically contribute to human well-being. Biodiversity is the variability among living organisms from all sources, including terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species, and of ecosystems. This can include entire ecosystems, such as forests or coral reefs, where life interplays with the physical environment. If managed effectively, this produces a finely balanced, healthy system which contributes to a healthy sustainable planet.
The air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat all rely on biodiversity, but right now it is in crisis. Humans are putting increasing pressure on the planet, using and consuming more resources than ever before; we risk upsetting the balance of ecosystems and losing biodiversity. The concern is that many species are being lost before we are even aware of them, or the role they play in the circle of life. We are currently in a scary place and on an unsustainable path.
As governments and organisations make change, it is important to formulate strategy’s, plans, and highlight progress as we go through that journey. Centre for Sustainability offers tailored research, engagement activities, advisory, training, and marketing in the area of biodiversity.