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Biodiversity: Why is it important ?

Over two thirds of people in Scotland (68%) admit they know very little about biodiversity – what it is, what it means and how to sustain it.

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Scientists have been warning governmental bodies for decades about climate change – and despite all the promises made at a succession of COP meetings, we are now in a climate emergency. The actions needed to repair the damage we have done and continue to do, to our planet, are simply not being taken.

The Covid-19 pandemic which has resulted in over 200,000 deaths in the UK alone and devastated lives and economies across the world is a warning of what can happen when we reach the tipping point of biodiversity loss. “Let’s defend our future, let’s fight for it, let’s create it” #NobelPrizeSummit

Biodiversity is all the different kinds of life on earth and defines the interaction between organisms.  Sustaining biodiversity is essential for the processes that support all life on earth, including human. Without a wide range of animals, plants and microorganisms we cannot have the healthy ecosystems that provide us with oxygen and food, through pollination, seed dispersal, water purification, climate regulation and pest control.  

 This new independent study was conducted on behalf of biodiversity experts BioScapes® who suggest ways you can support biodiversity in your garden.

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