We all rely on the rich diversity of life to provide us with food, clothes, fuel and medicine. Unfortunately, we are losing species and their habitats at an ever faster rate. Now is the time to take action.
The International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) launched this week in the UK. It offers the perfect opportunity to learn more about the issues we face and how you can help.
Hundreds of organisations across the UK are showing their support by arranging events throughout 2010 that you can get involved in. You can find out everything that is happening and learn more about the issues of biodiversity loss on the International Year of Biodiversity UK website.
How can you help?
There are many ways you can make a difference, from taking part in events to simply raising awareness by telling your friends and family.
More about the IYB
The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity to draw attention to the alarming loss of biodiversity and its devastating consequences.
The UK initiative is being led by the Natural History Museum and supported by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).