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Padrón Campus Environmental Sustainability & Innovation: Respecting Biodiversity

Enhancing Learning and Changemaking Related to Environmental Sustainability, Resilience and Earth Literacy

When Biodiversity has a Problem, Humanity has a Proble


Biological diversity — or biodiversity — is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms. The biodiversity we see today is the fruit of billions of years of evolution, shaped by natural processes and, increasingly, by the influence of humans.

As the global community is called to re-examine our relationship to [or role within] the natural world, one thing is certain: despite all our technological advances we are completely dependent on healthy and vibrant ecosystems for our water, food, medicines, clothes, fuel, shelter and energy, just to name a few.

Understanding our role within the natural world involves respecting, protecting, and repairing our biological wealth.