Learn More: Biodiversity
- Download the Christian Education Resource on Biodiversity and Faith; it contains useful facts, biblical references and study questions. It’s the perfect resource for a group bible study or individual reflection.
- HOTSPOTS? Some of the most amazing places in the world are the ones most threatened with destruction. These places are known as HOTSPOTS! Check out where they are and the science behind what makes them Special Here! Take a look at one right here in the US, California.
- The benefits of having a diverse ecosystem are moral and ethical. Read more about the Benefits of Biodiversity here.
- Invasive species are nonnative plants and animals introduced to an area that cause harm to the native species. Learn more about them by Clicking Here!
- Habitat Destruction is the primary cause associated with biodiversity decline and the loss of endangered species. Read more about its causes here!
- The Endangered Species Act provided a mechanism to designate specific areas as "critical habitat" zones, and protect species so that imperiled that without interventions they would become lost to us. More Information can be found at Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Sierra Club Critical Habitats
- Organizations such as The Red List and the USFW Endangered Species Program highlight different species that are endangered and can provide you with detailed information on them.
For More Information Contact:
Eco-Justice Program Office, National Council of Churches
110 Maryland Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002
About the Issue
Biodiversity is the variation of life at all levels, from the worms in the ground to the eagles in the sky. The variety and abundance of plant and animal species is key to healthy environment. Today we are seeing a profound loss of God's beautiful Creation though overharvesting, destruction of habitat, pollution and a liteny of other issues.
Biblically we see that some of the greatest natural wonders of the Old Testament time are now lost because of human consumption. “The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted. In them the birds build their nests; the stork has its home in the fir trees” (Psalms 104:16-17, NRSV)
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