Image Credits – Sagar Thukral (link: http://www.caughtmysight.com/gallery/common-myna-by-sagar-thukral/)
“Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”
The variety and variability of life forms is the fascinating factor exclusive to the earth. Our earth, rightly called the hub of diversity supports an enormous web of various life forms, in which man is also a ‘strand’. It is this diversity (or, more properly, biodiversity) which is responsible for maintaining the stability of our ecosystems. However, in the present scenario, growing covetousness and greed of man is causing havocs to many species on earth, ultimately wiping them off from the planet. This loss is manifested in the form of instability of our ecosystems, today. Loss of biodiversity and unstable ecosystems threaten even our own existence to a certain extent. The fact more terrifying than this, is that, over the past few centuries, rate of biodiversity-loss has increased more than normal background extinction rates. Yes. We are on the verge of yet another mass extinction. So, there is an urgent need for societies throughout the world, to make concerted efforts for effective biodiversity conservation and management.