Biodiversity can be described as the variety of species and the variety of habitats in which species occur. It is estimated that between 1% and 10% of the world's species could become extinct in the next 25 years, most as a result of human activities. As part of our call to be stewards of creation, we have a duty to protect and care for all life, to manage it so that it serves the good of all, to protect it for future generations, and to "Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute.” (Proverbs 31:8, NRSV).
About Our Work
The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Programs work to emphasize the abundance of life in God’s Creation. The Biodiversity campaign highlights the wealth of life entrusted to us, its fragile state and what we can do as stewards to protect, preserve and care for life for the next generation.
Find out what biodiversity is, how it benefits God's Creation and what's behind the loss of biodiversity taking place today. Learn about habitat destruction, overharvesting, endangered & invasive species and pollution impacts. Find out the benefits of biodiversity and biodiversity hotspots around the globe! Also learn the Biblical Understanding of Endangered Species.
For More Information Contact:
Eco-Justice Program Office, National Council of Churches
110 Maryland Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002