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 you to stop abusing our ecosystems before it is too late.
Post-industrial revolution, the man in the name of development has literally abused the biodiversity, destroying it for human greed.
Little did we ever realize that it’s us who is going to suffer ultimately because of relentless encroachment into wildlife and destructive approach to biodiversity depletion.
The current COVID 19 pandemic is a slap on our humankind from mother nature as it is human-induced (zoonotic disease) and the repercussions at the micro-level.
Money is a means to live a comfortable life but what comfort it is when it is destroying the only home we have got to survive.
Remember, there is no Planet B!
There is a direct link between our overconsumption lifestyle, animal ranching practices, fossil fuel usage where we exhaust earth biosystem to satisfy our desirous human population.
Leading to dangerous carbon, methane, and nitrogen emissions and its resulting global warming effects.
I hope these biodiversity quotes wake you up from the cozy dreams. Its high time we start looking at reality at what we have actually done to our ecosystems and better opt for a sustainable and eco-friendly way of living.
It’s our utmost duty to live in a way that we coexist with the earth’s biodiversity in a more harmonious way.
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
I 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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Let us know in the comments what’s your viewpoint on how to conserve the biodiversity which is in a verge of collapse?