Biodiversity Boosts The Ecosystem

Category: Sustainability

The conservation and sustainability of biodiversity are as cardinal and essential for our continued existence on the planet earth. Biodiversity boosts the ecosystem productively where each specimen, no matter how small, all have important role to play. Shah pointed that a large number of plant species means a greater variety of crops and that greater species diversity ensures natural sustainability for all life forms.

Biodiversity is a variety of life on earth and its biological diversity. Makers submitted that biodiversity is the number of species of plants, animals and microorganisms, the enormous diversity of genes in these species, the different ecosystems on the planet, such as desert, rainforest, and coral reefs is all part of biologically diverse Earth. It is worth remarking that human activities have led to loss of biodiversity with the attendant effects now obvious on the planet earth. The words “conservation” and “sustainability” are often used almost as if they were interchangeable in meaning, landholder institute Inc, Nid remarked. “ The word sustainability is usually used to mean sustainable production of agricultural products, that is, farming the land in such a way that it stays healthy and productive and will be in good or better shape in a hundred years’ time as it is now” further explained.

“The word conservation is generally used to mean the conserving of the diversity of plants and animals that live in the world and sometimes includes the concepts of conserving the various genetic strains within species as well as the actual species themselves”. The above definitions notwithstanding, there is a convergence. Plants and animals must be conserved in order to be used in a sustainable way tp make them available for generation next and avoid further disruptions of ecosystems.

Kundu pointed that “ conservation is the sustainable use and management of natural resources including wildlife, water air, and earth deposit, both renewable and non-renewable” . In a much similar view, Naduventh submitted that “conservation of natural resources is their careful utilization, with a view to preventing depletion”. It was argued further that, we may not be able to avoid the consumption of certain natural resources, but can conserve them for future generations by remedy their consumption.