What does Biodiversity mean?
The word Biodiversity can be broken down into two parts:
Bio = Life Diversity = Variety Biodiversity = Variety of life!
We need good biodiversity. We couldn't live without biodiversity. We depend on it for food, clothing and where we live. All these things would not be here with out other living things.
From the moment we get up and have breakfast in the morning to your drink of milk at bedtime and even when you are asleep at night, sleeping under cotton sheets, these are made from living things.
And it is not just the things we can buy. Even the air we breathe and water we drink is dependent on living things. So our own health and happiness is dependent on good biodiversity.
ELGT believes that we need to improve biodiversity locally. We help communities to increase the numbers of:
- wild flowers
- native grasses
- insect & animals homes
- native trees
- shrubs and hedges
- wetland areas
- ponds for wildlife