World Soil Day 2020 #WorldSoilDay
🎉🎉World Soil Day (WSD) is celebrated annually on the 5th of December #WorldSoilDay
This years’ campaign “Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity” urges us to focus our attention on the workers belowground – from tiny bacteria to agile millipedes and slimy earthworms – all of which contribute to processes that are indispensable to life on Earth. #SoilBiodiversity
These days biodiversity loss is a worry – and soil is also affected. Soil is home to more than 1/4 of our planet’s biodiversity. Yet, we only know 1% of this universe. There are more living creatures in a single teaspoon of healthy soil than there are people on Earth. Soil organisms are responsible for many critical ecosystem processes, on which humans depend: from supporting plant growth, to storing carbon and being a vast reservoir for pharmaceuticals.
But soil biodiversity is under pressure! Unsustainable soil management affects life belowground.