In today’s post I wanted to celebrate again Biodiversity Day, which we celebrate each year on May 22nd. Biodiversity is defined as the variety of life we have in the planet and Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Despite this our biodiversity is facing several problems and many threats coming from most of the activities we do in our daily lives.
Every decision we made daily, affects in some way the biodiversity of the places where we live and even the biodiversity of places farther, depending on where those products are produced. So, every time we buy our food, or decide to do any action (travel, use electricity or water in our houses, etc.), we are impacting the biodiversity of the areas where those goods are produced. If you are concern about those effects, one small action you can do is to think and research what kind of practices are used to produce those good. It is not always possible to find out and sometimes there is not way to change the way some of those products are produced, but at least you can decide how much impact you want your actions to have by buying or not those products.
Let also celebrate biodiversity by appreciating all the services it gives us, clean air and water, incredible animals to observe, delicious fruits, a variety of crops, etc. Let’s teach our children to appreciate and take care of that diversity by not incentive the use of guns to kill birds or throwing rocks to animals in the streets. Let’s be more rational about the products we use and how we dispose them, so they don’t end up killing wildlife.
An to celebrate I leave you some pictures of the biodiversity in the study area of this project
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