Biodiversity and Education
Along with the challenge of climate change, the loss of biodiversity is humanity's main battleground for sustainability. Biodiversity is the foundation for healthy ecosystems and sustainable human development. It touches on all aspects of our lives - from our security to our welfare, from our social relations to our health.
Mainstreaming biodiversity into education and learning is one of UNESCO’s priorities. Education brings sustainability to development efforts; it is the way to shape new ways of seeing the world, new practices and behaviors and makes biodiversity conservation possible. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is practiced in order to preserve biodiversity and test options for reconciling preservation with the growth of human activities.