Future of the Environment

This is why biodiversity is so crucial to protecting our planet

There are an estimate 9 million species on Earth. Image: REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

Elizabeth Boakes

Research Associate, University College London

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Peter Gash, owner and manager of the Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, snorkels with Oliver Lanyon and Lewis Marshall, Senior Rangers in the Great Barrier Reef region for the Queenlsand Parks and Wildlife Service, during an inspection of the reef's condition in an area called the 'Coral Gardens' located at Lady Elliot Island located north-east from the town of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia, June 10, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/File photo
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