Ranga Yogeshwar, science journalist and physicist
This planet is a gift, a unique island of life amidst the dead cosmic cold. But we behave like a small child at Christmas: The package is torn open and the gift is unwrapped, then we try randomly, and only after failure we start to read the manual. We are now in this phase. We realize that we have to change something, because our behavior destroys our cosmic home in the long run. Our gift has already suffered. In our carelessness we have destroyed many forests, changed the climate, and lost some species of animals and plants through our impatience, but we can still save our home from its final destruction. What it needs is awareness and here BIOTOPIA is the right step, because what you love, you protect. This museum is a single declaration of love to the most precious gift we know - the diversity of nature.