What is Biodiversity?
Definition: Biodiversity or Biological diversity is simply the variety of life -
all life in all forms.
Biodiversity includes all plants, animals and microorganisms, their genetic material, the variety of species, and the ecosystems of which they are part.
It is this variation that allows plants and animals and human beings to adapt to the different climates, soils, waters and other physical aspects of our world.
Biodiversity enables ecosystems, landscapes and human settlements to function successfully, providing essential services like air to breathe, clean water, increased soil fertility and structure as well as food and shelter.