Biodiversity is life. Thousands of species of bacteria, insects, plants, birds and mammals live and thrive above, on and under a single square foot of earth. All of these species are connected like the strands of silk in a spider’s web. If a species is lost or habitat disappears, the web starts to fall apart. And when we lose this biodiversity we lose life itself.
In Canada we’re lucky to have many places that are rich with life. One of the places where biodiversity is critical – and threatened – is our Arctic.
As part of the United Nations’ International Year of Biodiversity, the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) and its partners are focusing on Canada’s Arctic in 2010 and invite you to join us in protecting and enjoying this unique part of the world.
Our lives depend on biodiversity. And our actions can destroy or preserve it.