Biota Quotes (2 quotes)
Natural history museums have rewritten their agendas to focus on the study and conservation of ecosystems and biotas.
[A contemporary study] predicted the loss of two-thirds of all tropical forests by the turn of the century. Hundreds of thousands of species will perish, and this reduction of 10 to 20 percent of the earthâ€™s biota will occur in about half a human life span. â€¦ This reduction of the biological diversity of the planet is the most basic issue of our time.