Biodiversity means the variety of life, in all its forms. It includes the variety of species and ecosystems (communities and interrelations of species) in the world, and also genetic variation.
The changing status of insects and other invertebrates is a key indicator of biodiversity and the environment that shapes it. Much historical information on biodiversity already exists in our museums and in our scientific literature, but what is needed even more is up-to-date information on current trends. Amateur entomologists are ideally placed to provide this information.
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