Our Mission

Naturevolution is an environmental organization that works to preserve and improve knowledge of biodiversity.

Why?

Because biodiversity is indispensable...

Three concrete examples among thousands of others of the value of biodiversity:

  • Did you know that trees transpire and by injecting water into the atmosphere, contribute significantly to precipitation? In fact, they are real rain factories and on the continents, forests are even the principal source of rain. To give you an idea, something like 20 billion tonnes per day of water vapor is absorbed by the trade winds in the Amazon, eventually falling as rain along the La Plata Basin. This rain feeds the agricultural economy of this region to a value of 190 billion euros per year.
  • Did you know that nearly 70% of our current drugs are based on the study of plant molecular structures ? In Madagascar alone, of the 12,000 known plant species there, more than 900 are used for therapeutic purposes.
  • Do you know the role of pollinating insects? Their action has been estimated at 150 billion euros per year. Without them, the cost of global agricultural production would increase by 8%. In other words, a massacre among these organizations would have enormous and dramatic economic and social consequences.

In short, biodiversity provides us with everything we need free of charge to eat, breathe, drink and heal ourselves, in short: to live.

Because biodiversity is diminishing at a high speed...

We know it, but we keep sawing the branch we're sitting on. At the current rate of this degradation, it is estimated that half of the species will have disappeared before the end of the 21st century. It's here 6th massive extinction crisis, the fastest that the earth has known, and we are the only ones responsible. Many species will be extinct before we even know they exist.

Because we know little about biodiversity and its interactions...

Nous ne savons pas encore à quel moment les dégradations que nous infligeons à la nature seront trop importantes et mèneront au crash écologique.

Nous connaissons déjà 1,8 millions d’espèces mais on estime qu’il en reste entre 8 et 30 millions à découvrir sur la planète. Or, à la vitesse actuelle des découvertes (environ 16 000 espèces nouvelles chaque année), il faudrait près d’un millénaire pour terminer l’inventaire global de la biodiversité planétaire. Mais que restera t-il à inventorier dans 1000 ans alors que les dégradations d’espaces naturels s’accélèrent ?

Pour nous aider dans notre mission, découvrez nos projets pour la protection de exceptional biodiversity sanctuaries, donate to Naturevolution, or make a concrete contribution to our projects via a useful trip to protect nature with us in the field.

Hapalemur
A hapalemur intrigued by the unexpected visit of funny bipeds. Makay range, Madagascar