The United Nations proclaimed 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. The official 2010 BU Coin Set of the Hellenic Republic includes a 10 Euro silver coin dedicated to Biodiversity.
You are an integral part of nature; your fate is tightly linked with biodiversity, the huge variety of other animals and plants, the places they live and their surrounding environments, all over the world. You rely on this diversity of life to provide you with the food, fuel, medicine and other essentials you simply cannot live without.
Yet this rich diversity is being lost at a greatly accelerated rate because of human activities. This impoverishes us all and weakens the ability of the living systems, on which we depend, to resist growing threats such as climate change.