On the 22nd of May – that’s next Sunday – it’s International Day of Biological Diversity.
That sounds like a real mouthful but actually all biodiversity means is different sorts of living things. Life!
Often we take these things for granted – the in-your-face ones like different breeds of dogs and cats or trees, plants and flowers. Then you get varieties of birds and beautiful different types of butterflies – to name just a very few.
With global warming many species are being compromised. Because some areas are getting hotter – or colder – and several species of plants are dying out. You might wonder what difference it would make if one little type of plant no longer existed, but actually it does make a huge difference.
Some insects might live on that particular plant and they are eaten up by some other animal. If you take the plant away – there is no food for the insects and no insects for the animals… you see what I mean. Suddenly a whole chain is wiped out.
The bees are also being compromised. Bees might seem like pesky little critters that do nothing other than sting us which hurts like crazy, but they pollenate all sorts of plants and flowers and are vital in the food chain. One of the ways this is happening is that the farmers are spraying with nasty stuff that keeps the crops alive (true – this is very important) but it kills off all sorts of insects – including the bees.
People always tend to think that if all the plant and animal life died out, that humans would be the last to survive. Well – I’ve got news for you – we are actually halfway down the list. Not last at all.
My storybook – Sibo Likes Life is all about the subject of biodiversity. We are having a worldwide on-line event on the 22nd May and you’re all invited to join in if you want to. If you go to my website – http://www.sibo.co.za you can read this e-book absolutely free of charge.
There will be a competition too, where you could win the book – a real book – not an e-book.
You can also join the event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/246259775763801/ .
We all need to do as much as we can to help save this precious earth of ours. After all, we only have one earth and one life.
Love your life!