"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living."
As well as providing great aesthetic value, nature supplies the air we breathe, creates the food we eat, cleans and provides the water we drink, protects the homes that we live in, controls the climate we require to survive, and benefits our mental and physical wellbeing.
Nature provides 'free' resources that many of us take for granted, but which would affect us all should they cease to exist.
Follow the links on the left to find out more about the specific roles nature plays in supporting all aspects of life.