Why trek Amazon for biodiversity? Look at your neighbourhood dog

On June 5 this year, we celebrated World Environment Day on the theme ‘Biodiversity’ and the tagline “Time for Nature”. While the word biodiversity has become a household term in today’s world, the scope of this word is often understated.

Human’s mindless plunder can accelerate ‘sixth extinction’

Most of us know that the Earth shows a great diversity of living organisms — from the microscopic to the gigantic, found in a range of habitats — from the hot deserts of the Sahara to the cold mountain tops of the Tibetan plateau. What do we know of this biodiversity? What threatens it?
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