Biodiversity and wildlife

Find out more about the protection of natural habitats and their species across Hart

Biodiversity is the term used to describe the immense variety of life on Earth in all its forms – including animals, insects, plants, bacteria and fungi.

Strong biodiversity is vital because we need a wide variety of plants, animals and habitats to keep our world healthy. For example, loss of forestland reduces the world’s ability to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Carbon is a major cause of climate change.

There are some excellent websites that explain what biodiversity is and why it is vital to our planet. Visit the National Geographic website for more information.