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[Ambassador report] Biodiversity

by Sainath Manikandan | 06-05-2019 17:54 Comments 5 Comments recommendations 1 recommendations



Biodiversity helps and supports us by providing us the food we eat, water we drink, medicine, shelter… everything in nature that we need to exist in this planet. But right now it is in crisis – because of us, the humans. So what does this mean for our future generations and can we take measures to stop it?

Without biodiversity, there is no future for humanity. It is made up of all the different kinds of life that we see around us like the variety of animals, plants, fungi and even microorganisms like bacteria. It supports everything in nature and each of these work together in ecosystems like an intricate web to maintain balance and support life.

We are increasing the planet’s pressure by consuming more resources than before and upsetting the ecosystems as a result of which losing the biodiversity. We have cleared forests, polluted our water bodies. These actions are having an impact all around the world and also affecting the biodiversity.

Nature and biodiversity will recover if we manage our resources and ecosystems well. We need to immediately identify the threats and take actions to address them:

1.      Try to end illegal deforestation

2.      Ensure to use natural resources responsibly

3.      Put an end to wildlife crime

4.      Rebuild the web of biodiversity

We need to take a pledge for our planet and conserve the resources. We are facing major threats as a result of our actions.  By following a few simple tips, we can reduce the impact and encourage local biodiversity:

1.      Follow 6Rs – Reduce, reuse, recycle, rethink, repair and refuse

2.      Reduce your consumption

3.      Buy local and organic foods

4.      Try to restore habitat in your local community

5.      Reduce your fuel and energy consumption

6.      Educate yourself and your neighborhood on the importance of biodiversity

7.      Use organic pest control

Let’s try to create a small ecosystem. It is the interaction between living and non-living organisms.

What you will need:

·       Small rocks

·       Garden soil

·       Fish bowl

·       Small plants that can fit into a fish bowl

·       Insects that can be caught

·       Toothpick

·       Measuring tape

·       A little water

·       Cling film

Instructions:

J    Fill the bottom of the fish bowl with small rocks.

J    Place the garden soil over the small rocks.

J   Support the plants into the soil and rocks, in a way that they are near to the edge of the bowl to be measured.

J   Pour a few drops of water over the soil.

J   Carefully place the insect inside the bowl and quickly cover the bowl with cling film and tape into place.

J    Carefully poke some holes into the cling film using a toothpick.

J    The holes are for air to enter the bowl so that the insect can breathe.

J    Tape the measuring tape to the outside of the bowl.

J   The insect and plant are living things while the soil and rocks are non-living. The non-living things are supporting the plants to stay up. The insect will eat the plant and plant will absorb the water from the soil. This is an ecosystem.

J   You can measure the growth of the plants using the measuring tape. Record the height of the plants, so that you can see how it changes over the new few weeks.

J   Observe and note the changes in the leaves to see if the insect has been eating the plants.

 

 Image source: www.cnn.com

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5 Comments

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Sainath

    Thank you for your report about biodiversity

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 17-06-2019 04:13

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello sainath
    Thank you so much for detailed report on biodiversity with measures to solve problems,
    Green cheers
    Posted 17-05-2019 20:46

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Sainath,

    Thank you for sharing your report on biodiversity. I found your report very comprehensive as it covers up from the definition of biodiversity to some initiatives we can follow in our daily lives. To conserve the biodiversity, we must realize how all the components of ecosystem are connected and how they support each other. Thank you for sharing this wonderful report with us and keep up the good work!

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 09-05-2019 02:09

Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Sainath,

    Thank you for writing this report and highlighting the importance of biodiversity to human. I totally agree with you that 'Without biodiversity, there is no future for humanity.' We do not live by ourselves on this planet, we do actually interact with different species regardless of whether they are plants or animals They are all important to us, and this is why we need to care about them. Great work overall, and please keep up the good work!

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 08-05-2019 21:36

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    Greetings Sainath,

    Wow, this is a very rich report, covering the importance of biodiversity as well as the issues to mitigate the current issue, ending it with an activity to make our own ecosystem.
    Thank you for thinking of such a creative content to share with us!
    Congrats on a job well done - we will be looking forward to your next report :)

    Sincerely,
    Eco Generation
    Posted 08-05-2019 08:27

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