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Supporting Biodiversity Where We Live, Work and Play

Click on an area below to connect with local biodiversity resources. Innovate, collaborate and create healthy biodiverse places and spaces where people and nature thrive.
A Community Initiative to Promote, Protect and Plan for Biodiversity Throughout the Greater St. Louis Region

BiodiverseCity     St. Louis recognizes our region's reliance on biodiversity, the variety of life, and natural systems. We depend on biodiversity, not only for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat, but also for the basic health, livability and economic prosperity of our region. 

Great Read

2015: Year of the Nature-Rich City?
by Richard Louv

Excerpt:

…Today, 54 percent of the world's people live in urban places, and by 2050, that number will rise to 66 percent…Most of that growth will be concentrated in Asian and African countries, but the U.S. will continue to urbanize, suggesting two potential futures…

Let's Map It!

Did you know that at least a quarter of the world's biodiversity lives underground? Did you know there are more organisms in one tablespoon of healthy soil than there are people on Earth? In this mysterious realm, the familiar earthworm is a giant living among tiny bacteria and fungi. Such organisms, including plant roots, act as the primary agents driving nutrient cycling, which in turn supports above-ground biodiversity as well.

How better to kick off the 2015 International Year of Soils than with a fun downloadable infographic, featuring cool maps, charts and stats to liven up your refrigerator, office door or Facebook page.