Biodiversity is an indicator of the health of nature. It describes the richness of all living species in an area, their genetic variety, and the interaction between the species. Over millions of years, all living species on earth have evolved into an intricate web of life. They are dependent on each other for food, procreation, living space, a healthy environment and a stable climate.
If this delicate balance is disturbed, it can have long-lasting and far-reaching effects. On Kylemore estate, the Common rhododendron has invaded the woodland and become the dominant species. It endangers the biodiversity, the natural balance, of the forest, and ultimately, will lead to the catastrophic loss of the entire woodland.