We human beings must realize that we are all deeply connected with mother nature and its enthralling ecosystems.
Our quotes about biodiversity are here to remind us to stop abusing our ecosystems before it is too late to reverse the disaster.
Post-industrial revolution, homo sapiens, in the name of development, has literally abused biodiversity, destroying its delicate ecosystem for human greed.
Little did we ever realize that it’s us who will suffer ultimately because of relentless encroachment into wildlife and a destructive approach to biodiversity depletion.
And, ironically, we still keep making the same mistakes behind the curtains of human welfare.
The current COVID 19 pandemic is a slap on our humankind from mother nature. It is human-induced (zoonotic disease), and we are directly facing the repercussions at both micro and macro levels.
Money is a means to live a comfortable life, but what kind of intelligence that our modern lifestyle is showcasing that it’s ultimately destroying the only home.
Remember, there is no Planet B!
Why is it essential to protect our Ecosystem?
There is a direct link between our overconsumption lifestyle, eating animals flesh that leads to animal ranching practices, fossil fuel usage, increasing carbon footprints lifestyle, and overpopulation; all leading to near exhaustion of earth’s biosystem to satisfy our humongous need for more pleasurable living.
Dangerous emissions of carbon, methane, and nitrogen emissions, unpredictable monsoons, human displacement due to floods, ocean heating, melting of glaciers, increased mean sea level, massive extinction of species, rainforest depletion are some punishments we are already facing for our careless lifestyle.
We hope these inspiring and powerful save biodiversity quotes and savings wake you up from the cozy dreams and change the entire outlook of mindless consumption.
It’s high time we start looking at reality to what extent we have harmed and dismantled our ecosystems and better opt for a sustainable and eco-friendly way of living and, most importantly, not burden the earth with more kids.
We, anyway, haven’t left any future for our kids as the climate change tipping point is approaching us closer than it is predicted.
It’s our utmost duty not to consume more than required, protect our fragile ecosystem, and live harmoniously with the entire earth’s species.
Best Biodiversity Quotes and Sayings
We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means to humanity.
– E. O. Wilson
We advocate biodiversity for biodiversity’s sake. It may take our extinction to set things straight.
– David Foreman
Biodiversity is the greatest treasure we have… Its diminishment is to be prevented at all cost.
– Thomas Eisner
Biodiversity starts in the distant past and it points toward the future.
– Frans Lanting
It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for – the whole thing – rather than just one or two stars.
– David Attenborough
If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us.
– David Suzuki
To survive, humans need food, water, and air. Yet biodiversity, the Earth’s bodies of water, and the planet’s atmosphere are all under threat.
– Graciela Chichilnisky
Collective human actions are transforming, even ravaging, the biosphere – perhaps irreversibly – through global warming and loss of biodiversity.
– Martin Rees
Protecting biodiversity is just as important and critical to the survival of mankind as stabilizing the climate. Species protection and climate are interdependent.
– Klaus Topfer
Biodiversity is the totality of all inherited variation in the life forms of Earth, of which we are one species. We study and save it to our great benefit. We ignore and degrade it to our great peril.
– E. O. Wilson
We’re losing biodiversity globally at an alarming rate, and we need a cornucopia of different plants and animals, for the planet’s health and our own.
– Diane Ackerman
To many people, ‘biodiversity’ is almost synonymous with the word ‘nature,’ and ‘nature’ brings to mind steamy forests and the big creatures that dwell there. Fair enough. But biodiversity is much more than that, for it encompasses not only the diversity of species, but also the diversity within species.
– Cary Fowler
Biodiversity can’t be maintained by protecting a few species in a zoo, or by preserving greenbelts or national parks. To function properly, nature needs more room than that. It can maintain itself, however, without human expense, without zookeepers, park rangers, foresters or gene banks. All it needs is to be left alone.
– Donella Meadows
People still do not understand that a live fish is more valuable than a dead one, and that destructive fishing techniques are taking a wrecking ball to biodiversity.
– Sylvia Earle
The evolution of the cosmos invokes in me a sense of mystery; the increase in biodiversity invokes the response of humility; and an understanding of the evolution of death offers me helpful ways to think about my own death.
– Ursula Goodenough
Whether we consciously realize it or not, the biodiversity with which we are most familiar, and the biodiversity with which we have most intimate historical, cultural and biological connections, is that associated with food plants.
– Cary Fowler
The preservation of biodiversity is not just a job for governments. International and non-governmental organisations, the private sector and each and every individual have a role to play in changing entrenched outlooks and ending destructive patterns of behaviour.
– Kofi Annan
The value of biodiversity is that it makes our ecosystems more resilient, which is a prerequisite for stable societies; its wanton destruction is akin to setting fire to our lifeboat.
– Johan Rockstrom
Look closely at nature. Every species is a masterpiece, exquisitely adapted to the particular environment in which it has survived. Who are we to destroy or even diminish biodiversity?
– E. O. Wilson
We hope our biodiversity quotes collection opened your eye to the harsh realities and help you take the first step to become a responsible human being.
Share it with your loved ones in social circles, and let them know that ‘Enough is enough. Time to change the way we live’.
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What is your viewpoint on how to conserve the biodiversity which is on the verge of collapse?
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