FR Environment & Biodiversity
FR Biodiversity can be described as the variability evident among living organisms. It encompasses diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems. Biodiversity is important because all plants, animals, insects and microorganisms interact and depend upon one another for important resources such as food, shelter or oxygen. All organisms are therefore interconnected, with each playing its own part in the “circle of life”. Any loss of biodiversity threatens the existence of individual species and puts the ecosystems which human beings depend upon for the provision of food and raw materials at risk.