The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.
Rachel Carson, American marine biologists, author, and conservationist
Biodiversity and the ecosystem services it supports are the foundations for life on Earth and the livelihoods and well-being of people everywhere.
Ban Ki-moon – former Secretary-general of UN (2016)
We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means to humanity.
Edward O. Wilson – Harvard University professor, the one to develop the concept of “biodiversity”
Biodiversity is essential for food security. Thousands of interconnected species make up a vital web of biodiversity in ecosystems upon which global food production depends.
José Graziano da Silva - Director-General, FAO
We must give our best to meet the objective set under the EU Biodiversity Strategy – reversing the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the EU by 2020.
Karmenu Vella – EU Commissioner Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
In Wildness is the preservation of the world
Henry David Thoreau, essayist, naturalista and philosopher