Biodiversity is a hot new topic that continues to climb the corporate agenda. Why? What is the big deal? How does it impact my life? Well ladies and gentlemen, the time has come. In light of the New Yorker article The Scales Fall by Elizabeth Kolbert I thought it was time for me to drop some biodiversity knowledge.

You’ve all heard the statistics, but have you realized the magnitude of their meaning?

In regards endangered species there is currently 1 Bluefin Tuna for every 50 that existed in 1940. When it comes to medicine, digitalin from foxglove treats heart conditions. Vincristine, from periwinkle is used to treat childhood leukemia. Agriculture is also affected greatly. Since farmers are now capable of producing only the most productive species of crops and animals, there are less varieties than before. The lack of variety makes it more difficult for the crop or animal to combat diseases and environmental changes, which increases their danger of becoming extinct. This directly affects food and medicine supply.

True stories that affect the balance of all species, locally and globally.

Through the use of Lion King quotes, I will further remind everyone that we should know our roles and quit trying to recklessly dominate the world as if we owned it. Mother nature rules it, remember the dinosaurs?

When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass and so, we are all connected in the great circle of life
-Mufasa

Well! The buzz from the bees is that the leopards are in a bit of a spot…
And the baboons are going ape over this. Of course, the giraffes are acting like they’re above it all…
-Zazu

If we really want hakuna matata, we’ve got to work for it.

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