Why the biome?
The condition of biodiversity shows alarming signs of weakness throughout the world. In less than 100 years man has caused the largest wave of species extinction in the history of humanity, often inadvertently, but often due to greed or commercial interest.
Despite multiple initiatives towards species conservation, the disappearance of the planets important hot spots seems inevitable.
France has (amongst its 10 priorities in honour of the international year of biodiversity) demanded the reinforcement of economic implications in the preservation of biodiversity, demanding that new ways must be found to finance nature protection.
Opening the biomes doors to the public will address this priority and will generate funds dedicated to conservation operations. As well, 500 000 euros a year (as of the biomes first year) will be reinvested into projects focussed on protecting endangered species. Before the situation gets worse, all international organisations, and foremost the UICN, have requested that every effort and all resources be put to work to conserve the biodiversity that is indispensable to all life on earth. The biome is on the right track to energise that effort.