The Preservation of Biodiversity - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Biodiversity, a concept forged in 1985, covers the genetic diversity of species and the diversity of ecosystems. Biodiversity is the living fabric of which we are both actors and dependants. It covers all natural environments and living organisms (plants, animals, mushrooms, bacteria, etc.) and all the relationships and interactions between living organisms, and between these organisms and their living environments. Biodiversity is essential to the functioning of ecosystems, forests, (…) enMinistry for Europe and Foreign Affairs