Biodiversity includes soil microbes, freshwater and ocean life, cropland, forests and deserts. Scientists, policymakers, city planners, volunteer beach cleaners, highway litter picker-uppers, and wildlife preserve specialists - all are essential to help take care of our home - our planet. Mother Nature supports the entire food chain from soil microbes and ocean plankton to the predators that keep populations from becoming to numerous. More information about work that is being done towards protecting biodiversity is available from a number of organizations including: Convention on Biological Diversity: cbd.int - on Twitter - @UNbiodiversity Wetlands/Ramsar Convention: ramsar.org - on Twitter - @RamsarConv Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES): ipbes.net - on Twitter - @IPBES - on Facebook - facebook/IPBES Global Conservation - ocean, wildlife, trees, agriculture, microbiology - for a variety of organizations and individuals see the list on Twitter: Global Conservation . To learn more about the ocean and conservation needs for protecting marine life register for the free online course (MOOC) about oceans: oceanmooc.org . "The Top Ten Wildlife Conservation Organizations, " thoughtco.com Global Conservation and Biodiversity Organisations, arkive.org Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use.