“No man is an island,” as John Donne wrote. Everyone and everything is always part of multiple systems, and all the elements and structures of a system influence each other. Since every form of cooperation creates added value, (bio)diversity is both a prerequisite for cooperation and a key condition for the productivity level that can be sustainably achieved by a system.

(Bio)diversity also defines a system’s capacity to react to external and internal influences, and is simultaneously the potential basis for all further evolutionary developments of an (eco)system.

As a result, the culturally determined approach to biodiversity becomes the central factor in potential development areas not only of the biosphere itself but also of the productivity of human societies, their potential for development, the quality of their environment and their standard of living.
It is therefore essential that (bio)diversity is protected and promoted as a fundamental source of development potential for all future systems.