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Benefits of Biodiversity

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Renewing the quality of the air, soil and water and providing natural flood and sea defence systems. Everything we have comes from our surroundings.

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Biodiversity is life. There are many specific aspects to biodiversity that affect every one of us on this planet remember, you are biodiversity too!

Everything we have comes from our surroundings, therefore conserving and enhancing biodiversity is essential to achieving a sustainable future. The fruit and vegetables we eat will have been pollinated by bees, water we drink originates from rainfall, plants provide us with oxygen, medicine, building materials, fuel - the list goes on and on. The pages in this section highlight the benefits that biodiversity brings to our health and wellbeing, economy, ecosystem services and knowledge.

Dodnor CreekSeven spot ladybirdWood pasture on west boundary of Parkhurst Forest

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