Biodiversity and Health

Biodiversity

As stated in Aichi Biodivervsity Target 1. : “By 2020, at the latest, people are aware of the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably”. (Expo 2020)

Biodiversity Conservation is about protecting our planet’s species, their habitats, and ecosystems from excessive rates of extinction .

Please join me to Walk with Poles to promote Health and Wellness, while at the same time caring for the conservation of life on Earth, its most exceptional ecosystems and habitats. Places which are rich in biodiversity. Places with unique animals and plants.

Let’s Nord Walk Outdoors for Health, Wellness and in support of Conservation causes of Land, Water and the Wildlife species, habitats and Ecosystems from extinction, while showing care and respect for the villages, mangroves communities and mountains indigenous people.

How does Biodiversity loss affect me and everyone else?

“Human health is strongly linked to the health of ecosystems, which meet many of our most critical needs”. WHO’s Department for the Protection of the Human Environment

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Biological diversity is the resource upon which families, communities, nations and future generations depend. It is the link between all organisms on earth, binding each into an interdependent ecosystem, in which all species have their role. It is the web of life.

We are currently using around 25% or more of natural resources than the planet can sustain. As a result species, habitats and local communities are under pressure or direct threats (for example from loss of access to fresh water).

Biodiversity underpins the health of the planet and has a direct impact on all our lives. Reduced biodiversity means millions of people face a future where food supplies are more vulnerable to pests and disease, and where fresh water is in irregular or short supply.

Together we all form part of the planet’s ecosystems, which means if there is a biodiversity crisis, our health and livelihoods are at risk too.