Our Life on Earth
“We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.” -- Albert Einstein
Biological diversity (or biodiversity) is, quite simply, the variety of life on Earth. But don’t let this simple definition fool you.
Biodiversity doesn't just refer to the species we are familiar with, such as the Grizzly Bear, Black-capped Chickadee, or Lodgepole Pine; it represents so much more.
This term describes multiple levels of complexity that make up our natural world, including: all animals, plants, insects, and micro-organisms (species diversity), not just the ones we see or even know about; where they live, connect and interact (ecosystem diversity); and, the very genetic make-up of each living being (genetic diversity).