Have you ever noticed the variety of plants and animals around you? There are so many of them that you do not even know the names of many species around you. All these species of plants and animals are collectively called Biodiversity. It also denotes every aspect of the ecosystem in the Environment such as micro-organisms, coral reefs, rainforests, deserts, forests etc.
Biodiversity is the perfect example to prove that everything existing in this world has its own, unique value in the ecosystem. It is of extreme importance not only in our lives but also for the mutual existence of other species on the Earth thus, Biodiversity plays a major role in maintaining the balance of the Earth.
In brief, Environment is the floor where living organisms live and Biodiversity is its shelter protecting it from all odds. There is no Environment without biodiversity. If there is no environment then there are no living beings leading to the end of life on this planet including the human race! Yet it is sad to know that despite having the advantage of this knowledge we, humans still hurt the environment and the biodiversity in almost all the possible ways.
“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another” -- Mahatma Gandhi.