We all know why we need more trees on this planet. They give us oxygen, fruits, timber, prevent soil erosion, control floods, provide shelter to wildlife. Massive scale deforestation in last couple of decades has reduced forest area by a significant percentage.
Care of the Earth
The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) has just announced the release of the Eco-Parish Guide for Catholic Parishes. This free guide will be a great resource for any parish to take a first step during Laudato Si’ Week (12th - 19th June 2016), to celebrate the encyclical’s anniversary with concrete action.
The Official Twitter Feed of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is #Biodiversity
The Convention on Biological Diversity was signed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. It is the first global agreement to cover all aspects of biological diversity. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity was established to support the goals of the Convention.
Biodiversity is the foundation for life and for the essential services provided by ecosystems. It therefore underpins peoples’ livelihoods and sustainable development in all areas of activity, including economic sectors such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism, among others. By halting biodiversity loss, we are investing in people, their lives and their well-being.