Green Communities Research Center

Biodiversity

Biodiversity refers to the variety of living things and includes variations and diversity among and between species and in ecosystems. Biological diversity is important for many reasons, including preserving species and ecosystem services that depend on biodiversity. Biodiversity is an important aspect of environmental sustainability.

Some resources available from APA related to biodiversity include the City Parks Forum Briefing Paper "How Cities Use Parks for Green Infrastructure" and APA's Policy Guide on Endangered Species and Habitat Protection.

Books on biodiversity are available through APA PlanningBooks.com.