Climate love

Erlijn van Genuchten

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The Nature Conservancy

Climate love

Important research showing soil biodiversity is essential to our health and the health of our planet

Biodiversity is a hot topic, as many species are close to becoming extinct. This is a problem for us and our planet, as ecosystems get out of balance without them. The balance in a healthy ecosystem exists between various types of living and nonliving parts, such as plants, animals, and microorganisms. These parts have different functions and contribute to the ecosystem in different ways. For example, soil is important for land-based ecosystems such as forests, agricultural fields, and grasslands, as it makes a huge biodiversity possible. Soil biodiversity contributes to our health and the health of our planet: 1. by supporting food production 2. regulating pests and pathogens 3. supporting animal life above the ground 4. improving water quality and availability 5. controlling invasive species 6. regulating climate This is explained in more detail here:

Credit: This article is based on the scientific publication "Soil Biodiversity Integrates Solutions for a Sustainable Future" in Sustainability MDPI by Elizabeth Bach, Kelly Ramirez, PhD, Tandra Fraser and Diana Wall at Colorado State University, The Nature Conservancy, NIOO-KNAW Netherlands Institute of Ecology, The University of Texas at El Paso, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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More than ¼ of the species we know live in soil (credit: RoyBuri on Pixabay)

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  • Edwin wangombe

    9 w

    All components of the world's ecosystem and biodiversity are important and should be conserved and protected

    • Tabitha Kimani

      11 w

      We have to conserve nature as it was set up.

      • walter lungayi

        11 w

        Indeed Soil biodiversity is essential.

        • Daniel Waweru

          11 w

          Every creature that contributes to the overall impact of the climate should be well taken care of.

          • Joseph Githinji

            11 w

            This is a critical information, the small organisms are often forgotten.

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