Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2013, Jennifer Corriero and Ping Ya-Lee, TakingITGlobal, "The Youth Guide to Biodiversity" 1st Edition (Chapter 13) Youth and United Nations Global Alliance. Reproduced with permission.
Chapter 13. Verbatim.
1. Reflect And Get InspiredReflect On Your Passions
Take a moment to REFLECT on the biodiversity issues that matter most to you. Imagine a world of unlimited natural beauty and diversity, where humans live in harmony with the Earth's biological and natural systems. What would that world look like?
Think about the plant or animal species (see Chapter 4), or an ecosystem, (see Chapter 5) that you want to conserve, protect, and restore, locally and globally.
Conserve - preserve the resilience and functions of ecosystems and biological communities by limiting the use and extraction of natural resources.
Protect - an ecosystem or species by campaigning to have it protected by government laws and international policies.
Restore - recreate an historic ecosystem or habitat. Improve the ecological resilience of a terrestrial or aquatic habitat. Reintroduce and encourage native species that have disappeared from an ecosystem.Get Inspired
GET INSPIRED by learning about local and international biodiversity champions. Begin by reading the case studies of youth-led biodiversity projects in this chapter. You can also start to identify local biodiversity heroes in your family, neighbourhood, school or city.
Join TakingITGlobal's network of youth engaged in global issues and connect with your leaders, organisations and projects from all over the world at www.takingitglobal.org.