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Biodiversity

The term biodiversity (from “biological diversity”) refers to the
variety of life on Earth at all its levels, from genes to ecosystems,
and can encompass the evolutionary, ecological, and cultural
processes that sustain life.

WHAT IS IT?

Biodiversity at ESRAG

Our focus on biodiversity includes addressing and tackling issues
related to the following topics:

Adaptation, Afforestation, Agriculture, Agroforestry, Community
Gardens, Composting, Coral Reefs, Deforestation, Desertification,
Ecosystems, Endangered Species, Indigenous
Peoples, Invasive Species, Landcare, Oceans, Plantings,
Pollination, Regenerative Agriculture, Resilience, Soil, Tree
Planting, Water Ecosystems, Wind Power.

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Task Forces for Biodiversity

Empowering Rotary clubs to develop the systems and projects that make a real difference worldwide.

FEATURED TASK FORCE

Life on Earth

ESRAG launched a Task Force to bring together their
“Life on Earth” activities into one cohesive unit.

Life on Earth covers four areas

This Biodiversity Task Force covers four great realms that can be visualized in the diagram below.

Biodiversity of Life

Seeking to slow and stop further loss of species

Ecosystem Restoration

Seeking to restore ecosystem services of the web of life

Sustainable Production

Seeking to produce and harvest resources efficiently

Environmental Resilience

Seeking to establish a sustainable balance between humans and biodiversity

In keeping with the mission for all Rotary Action Groups, the mission of ESRAG’s Biodiversity Task Force is to explore the different avenues of service that are available to the Rotary Family, and specifically to be engaged with projects for Supporting the Environment.

The three primary actions are to:

  1. PROVIDE EDUCATION: we need to provide the best understanding of nature, the best management practices for sustainability, and the best interrelationship between humanity and the life on Earth that supports our daily existence.
  2. BUILD PARTNERSHIPS and SPONSORSHIPS: there is a multitude of organizations at all levels of society that are actively engaged in supporting “Life on Earth”, some will be our collaborators and cooperators, others will seek our volunteer support, and others will be seeking to support us.  The opportunities are endless.
  3. TRACK OUR PROGRESS: In ESRAG we call this Project Impact Reporting (PIR). This is not only the place to showcase our Rotary Action stories but also to monitor our progress on Effective Conservation, asking the question “How well are we doing?” and being able to have an evidence-based answer.

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