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Have you ever stopped to admire the life around you? Have you realized the wonderful world we belong to? Not that it belongs to us. Have you been amazed with its peculiarity? How can we not love so much beauty? It depends on everyone to survive forever …
May 22 was the day chosen as the International Day for Biological Diversity at the United Nations General Assembly as a means of raising awareness among all humanity of the importance of the planet’s biodiversity in all aspects, both environmental and economic.
The biological diversity that we observe today is the fruit of billions of years of evolution, shaped by natural processes and, increasingly, by the influence of the human being. Diversity is understood as the wide variety of existing plants, animals and microorganisms. To date, some 1.75 million species have been identified, most of them small creatures, such as insects. Scientists acknowledge that there are actually about 13 million species, although estimates vary between 3 and 100 million, which gives us a clear idea that there is still much to discover.
It could be said that the entire planet is like a gigantic living being that welcomes us all. Unfortunately humans are by far the living being that least lives in tune with Nature. And this one does nothing for nothing. From the most widespread species, bacteria, to the largest predator the world has ever known, man, they are all important to the balance of life on the planet.
We are supposed to be the smartest species of all, but you have to prove it with facts. We can and must take care of the house that welcomes us. While there are no other habitable planets, this is our only home, and today looking at our solar system, it is undoubtedly a privileged place.
At Toldos Guardamar we are aware of the fragility of some habitats, which makes thousands of species become extinct every year. So we want to help spread that global awareness of caring for all this rich and necessary biodiversity that we have.