International Day for Biological Diversity | May 22
Biodiversity is the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem.
The United Nations declared May 22 International Day of Biodiversity to raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity on the planet.
The earth has great biological resources. Because life on earth is interconnected, the threat of extinction to a species or aspects of an ecosystem can affect us all.
Below, enjoy the stories of heroes from all over the world fighting for biodiversity. Consider how one person can have a lasting impact on the future, and think about how you too can make a change.
Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for International Day for Biodiversity. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
This is an excellent essay about John Muir, the famous California conservationist, and his radically non-anthropocentric view of nature.
Here are two stories about heroes working to preserve the Amazon rain forest and coral reefs--two incredibly important ecosystems that are part of the earth's biodiversity.
Dr. Lovejoy, the "godfather of biodiversity," brings celebrities and scientists to the Amazon to sleep in hammocks and see our biggest environmental crises: climate change and biodiversity loss.
Vanda Shivah protects the biodiversity of farmers' crops by preserving original seeds.
The following artwork was curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Victoria Murphy.
Animated documentary celebrating those who fight to save the tiger population in India. The story is told through the eyes of a tiger. Made for the WWF-India.
Tuy Sereivathana works to mitigate elephant mistreatment in Cambodia by introducing innovative low-cost solutions.
TED Ed | Why is Biodiversity Important?
An excellent introduction video which explains the three components of biodiversity: ecosystem, genetic and species. Learn about the Amazon rainforest, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world; coral reefs.
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