Biodiversity equals life
Hope and action
Biodiversity is an entity consisting ofall living beings, including us humans. Destroying biodiversity means destroying the source of breathable air, drinkable water, sustenance –the sources of human livelihood and wellbeing.
Nature has always sheltered us. Now it is time for us to protect it.
BIODIFUL is a research project –and also much more. BIODIFUL is an expandingmovementof individuals who believe in the possibility of change, have hope for the future and act to protect life.
Are you one of us?
Are you also trying to figure out how to make the most of the (too) short summer while being biodiversity respectful? Let me give you a few tips. I’ll start with the story of the rich businessman and the poor fisherman? In it, the businessman berates the fisherman for not jumping through the hoops of becoming rich in order to continue doing exactly what the fisherman is already doing – enjoying life. Just recently, I encountered a personal version of the parable. Doing something There is a small patch of former field on our back yard. Originally part of a bigger
Last Sunday, on the 22nd of May, we celebrated the 21st UN biodiversity day. As I am not a biologist, it has taken me awhile to wrap my head around the concept of biodiversity. The lay understanding, from which I started, equals biodiversity with species, making me think of dinosaurs or woolly mammoths, or the efforts of saving rhinos from extinction. However, I’ve learned that biodiversity encompasses also diversity within species and the diversity of ecosystems, each giving and maintaining a miniature world of their own. Last week though, something clicked and I understood something about biodiversity I had not realized before. This
-Ilari Sääksjärvi, professor
-Outi Uusitalo, Professor