AN EMPASSIONED plea to respect the environment has been made to rotarians.
Sathvika Krishnan from Warwickshire, who has just completed her studies at Bablake School, recently made an impassioned presentation to Rotarians via Zoom.
Sathvika took the theme of biodiversity and explained how each species is interlinked and dependent on the global ecosystem for survival.
She explained how climate change, deforestation, overexploitation of natural resources and pollution are some of the major threats affecting biodiversity today.
A rotary spokeswoman said: “She talked about the importance of preserving wildlife and protection of local habitats – even in the UK, the humble hedgehogs are at risk of extinction.
“Making sustainable lifestyle choices, like adopting a plant-based diet, can help reduce climate change. Sathvika has joined several environmental organisations to inform local politicians about the consequences of their plans, to involve schools in environmental projects and has supported several events, like the butterfly count, to monitor species populations.”