01.09.2007 | Minutes and reports | CBD 2008: 9. Vertragsstaatenkonferenz

Facts on biodiversity

Biological diversity (biodiversity) comprises diversity of species and habitats as well as the genetic diversity within the individual species of fauna and flora. All three areas are closely interconnected and interact with each other. They are continually forming new combinations – like a gigantic net in which new knots are constantly being tied. This network of biological diversity makes the Earth a unique, habitable place for human beings.