The term biodiversity describes the variety of life on Earth, from micro-organisms to mighty whales, along with the habitats they depend upon. Discover why the UK’s biodiversity is under threat and what will happen to us as biodiversity decreases.
What is biodiversity, what are the threats and what is the Museum doing to help conserve biodiversity?
Biodiversity is a fundamental part of the Earth's life support system, without it we would not be able to survive.
The world's biodiversity is under threat from a range of different dangers, the majority of which have been caused by humans.
Scientists at the Museum and in many other research centres are still discovering new species, all of which play a role in the global ecosystem.