Humans are part of nature's rich diversity and have the power to protect or destroy it.
Biodiversity, the variety of life on Earth, is essential to sustaining the living networks and systems that provide us all with health, wealth, food, fuel and the vital services our lives depend on.
Human activity is causing the diversity of life on Earth to be lost at accelerated rates. These losses are irreversible, impoverish us all and damage the life support systems we rely on everyday. But we can prevent them.
2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. Lets reflect on our achievements to safeguard biodiversity and focus on the urgency of our challenge for the future.
Now is the time to act!
The 2010 Biodiversity Target
"To achieve, by 2010, a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss at the global, regional and national level, as a contribution to poverty alleviation and to the benefit of all life on Earth"
Red List Species of the Day
The Bengal Florican is listed as Criticalally Endangered, found on the Indian Continent and parts of South East Asia, loss and alteration of grassland habitats and excessive hunting are the major contributors to their decline.
As participants and supporters of The International Year of Biodiversity, Treasure Island Limited will continue its care for the reef systems and marine life [hawksbill turtles], native bird species [banded rail] and endemic reptilians [crested iguanas].
I encourage each and every viewer to take part even in the smallest of ways and if you have any ideas or suggestions don't hesitate to drop a comment, red list species of the day will be updated on a daily basis.....
Vina Du Riki.........Treasure Environment