Biodiversity is the abundance of distinct living organisms within an ecosystem. There are many different ecosystems on the planet, such as deserts, rainforests and coral reefs that are all part of a biologically diverse Earth.
The amount of varied life forms that live in a certain place is a great indication for how healthy that particular place is. Plants, animals and humans have coexisted for thousands of years and almost every culture has understood the importance of nature, and its biodiversity as it is intertwined with their lives.
Yet humans continue to destroy the ecosystems upon which so much life depends.
People have depended on biodiversity just as all living things have. The consequences of offsetting the balance of ecosystems and predator prey relationships have become a very difficult problem. Tampering with the natural order of things is to skew this diversity, which will, and has resulted in an immense amount of global issues, the most pressing of which is climate change.
As we face the challenges of righting the wrongs and resetting the balance of nature, we should understand the significance of biodiversity and how the world of symbiotic relationships works within the confines of an ecological system. Without such a rich variety of life Planet Earth cannot function and with that neither can humans.