KeystoneKeystone SpeciesSpecies Definition

Every ecosystem has certain species that are critical to the survival of the other species in the system. The keystone species could be a huge predator or an unassuming plant, but without them the ecosystem may not survive.

Without keystonekeystone species,species, we will lose all life on Earth

By protectingprotecting biodiversitybiodiversity we build resilience in ecosystems


We are a coalition of environmental attorneys, indigenous leaders, climate scientists, conservationists, biologists and artists changing national and international legal frameworks around keystone species.


Keystone Species Alliance is a newly formed organization incorporating as a 501(c)4 to develop and advocate for legislation, regulations, and government programs to improve the environment and protect keystone species through public awareness and public policy to implement new standards for protection by recognizing the significant carbon cycle, water cycle and nitrogen cycle contribution of keystone species.


You might be asking what do warming temperatures and loss of keystone species have to do with each other? Everything.

Climate change and biodiversity loss are closely interconnected and share common drivers through human activities. Biodiversity loss affect the climate system, especially through their impacts in the nitrogen, carbon and water cycles.

A healthy ecosystem with keystone species
An unhealthy ecosystem without keystone species


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