When I spoke last month to a group of environmentalists
who wanted to enlist 82 coral species to the Endangered Species List,
I spoke about upholding the Right to Biodiversity.
I stated something that environmental thinkers had never heard:
the Right to Biodiversity is a human right.
As a human right,
biodiversity upholds our very survival.
We simply don't know what would happen if we break
one particular link in the chain of species, allowing some species
to go extinct and possibly collapsing the whole chain of inter-necessity of life survival.
Thus, the Right to Biodiversity is a human right.
All species are interconnected in a tightly woven
interdependent network of life.