r Biological Diversity is May 22, 2012. This year’s theme is Marine Biodiversity.” width=”440″ height=”130″ />Tomorrow, May 22, 2012 is International Day for Biological Diversity! This year’s theme is Marine Biodiversity. How is biodiversity related to sustainability? If we over fish the seas, species will disappear, affecting not only the marine ecosystems but also the availability of food for billions of people. If we pollute the seas, marine life including coral, different types of fish and marine mammals, even tiny microorganisms you need a microscope to see, will disappear. The same is true for all of the different habitats, from rainforests to plains, even the frozen tundra. Protecting different species and their habitats is imperative to keep ecosystems functioning- and humans are a big part of those ecosystems.
To learn more about this year’s theme, check out the website. This list tells you about different celebrations all over the world; find one in your country today. To learn more about the themes for the past 10 years, including Biodiversity and Climate Change and Forest Biodiversity, check out this page.
For more information on some of the many different components of marine biodiversity, click on any of
And if you want to learn more about oceans in general, whether it is species of fish or acidification, download the free Amazing Ocean App! It’s available for iPhone, Android, and HTML, so you can view the app on your phone or computer!