The importance of Biodiversity
10.05.2012 – 10:00 am
Lecture by Dr. Algenesh, Institute of Biodiversity Conservation (IBC)
The planet’s rich diversity of plant and animal life is increasingly threatened. The reasons are not only the expansion of human settlements and pollution, but can also be found in modern agriculture: A small number of commercial, often genetically modified seeds are replacing hundreds of varieties that have adapted to local environments. However, biodiversity is a necessity for future adaption in the context of new challenges, including climate change.