Biodiversity is the variability among living organisms. It includes the diversity within and between species, and the diversity of ecosystems.
The diversity of ecosystems, species, crop varieties and genetic diversity is invaluable for the next generations and deserves to be protected.
Biodiversity is important for all of us. Everyone appreciates the aesthetic value of a diverse landscape which provides habitats for a rich variety of animal and plant species. But biodiversity means much more than this. It brings us a multitude of practical benefits, with its contribution to ecosystem services. Take pollination by insects, for example. Worldwide, almost 90 percent of flowering plant species are, at least partly, reliant on the transfer of pollen by insects and other animals. These plants are an essential part of ecosystems, providing food, habitats and other resources for a wide range of other species.
To learn about the Bayer For Biodiversity Initiative.