A species can only thrive naturally for as long as its habitat exists. For this reason, it is necessary to preserve the habitats in which species thrive. As it is not feasible to preserve all such areas, we suggest focusing on preserving specific areas, or hotspots, which have particularly high biodiversity values. We will do this by using a system in which officials, termed Protectors of Biodiversity, are responsible for maintaining and overseeing individual hotspots. This system has provisions for checks and balances at the local and national levels and will be managed globally by the proposed United Nations International Committee on Biodiversity.