Soil Biodiversity

The soil beneath our feet is bustling with life – just one teaspoon contains more living organisms than there are people on the planet. In fact, soils are home to a quarter of the Earth’s species, ranging from microscopic bacteria to more recognisable species like earthworms, all of which are vital for soil health and the wider ecosystem.

To learn more about this complex web of biological activity, the crucial role of soil biodiversity and how to protect and promote it, visit the selection of resources below.

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