Ms. Urooj Fatima, Green Blogger, Department of Environmental Sciences, GCWUS
"It’s a chance to save the life of species and moderate biodiversity"
Biodiversity is a contraction of the phrase "biological diversity," and refers to the variability of life within a specie, an ecosystem, a region and even across the planet.
Pakistan is rich in biodiversity, particularly in the arid and semi-arid regions which cover almost 80% of the total land area. A number of animal and plant species are threatened and/or endangered largely due to over-exploitation and loss of natural habitat. Because of human exercises Markhor, the national animal has turned out to be terminated and numerous different species like Blue Whale and so forth.
The main threats facing biodiversity globally are destruction, degradation and fragmentation of habitats, reduction of individual survival and reproductive rates through exploitation, pollution and introduction of alien species. Loss of biodiversity appears to impact ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress.
What's more, it's a result of our demonstration. As we couldn't care less about existence of different species. We should support the birds, reptiles, mammals, and plants that live in our neighborhood. We can also attract more wild species by providing water, food, shelter, and privacy. We should explore habitats in our area and help to clean up and protect beaches, parks, reserves, and fields where wild plants and animals live. With a few simple habit changes and pro-active actions, we can reduce the adverse impact on the environment and encourage local biodiversity, help native pollinators and reduce or eliminate pesticides and fertilizer.