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#10 Biodiversity is Key

by Community Forests International on December 21, 2012

The changes we are experiencing in our weather patterns and climate are already stressing both human and non-human systems. To prepare for further changes, we must encourage natural ecosystems and create healthy human systems that are able to adapt and thrive as our climate changes. By managing with the health of our forests in mind; increasing the biodiversity of species like trees and other plants, we are investing in genetic diversity, and encouraging an environment where the species that are best adapted to a new climate will thrive. This will allow life sustaining ecological functions to continue to provide the essential services to all who live on our planet. Just like a one industry town is inflexible and at risk when that industry leaves, so too are natural systems that become simplified by human intervention.

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