The United Nations declared May 22 International Day of Biodiversity. Biodiversity is the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem.
Below, enjoy 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.
The following stories are about heroes working to preserve the Amazon rainforest 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.
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.
Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Giselle Villatoro.
Organizer created on 5/4/2014 6:45:53 AM by Becky Miller
Last edited 5/21/2020 5:18:35 PM by Shannon Luders-Manuel