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    Biodiversity From Wikipedia‚ the free encyclopedia Coral reefs are amongst the most diverse ecosystems on earth. Rainforests are an example of biodiversity on the planet and typically possess a great deal of species diversity. This is the Gambia River in Senegal’s Niokolo-Koba National Park. Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life.[1] It is a measure of the variety of organisms present in different ecosystems. This can refer to genetic variation‚ ecosystem variation‚ or species variation

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    BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY Quote : Biodiversity is Life! Biodiversity is the greatest treasure we have... Its diminishment is to be prevented at all cost. - Thomas Eisner Planet Earth is so diverse! There is diversity of Life‚ Biodiversity! BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY Definition • Full variety of life on Earth • The study of the processes that create and maintain variation • Variety of individuals within populations • Diversity of species within communities • Range of ecological roles within

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    Biodiversity: Who Cares? Biodiversity is important for many reasons. One reason it is important is for biological reasons. If biodiversity is affected in a biological community it can cause species to overpopulate or become extinct. These changes can cause issues with the goods and services that an ecosystem provides to humanity. Species’ functional characteristics influence the ecosystem properties. Every species depends on each other. If one is wiped out then another species will lose their

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    continued loss of biodiversity as an issue separate from the core concerns of society: to tackle poverty‚ to improve the health‚ prosperity and security of present and future generations‚ and to deal with climate change. Each of those objectives is undermined by current trends in the state of our ecosystems‚ and each will be greatly strengthened if we finally give biodiversity the priority it deserves. The Majesty of Life When we say we want to save the planet‚ we use the word "biodiversity" to encompass

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    A Detailed explanation Biodiversity! Introduction What is Biodiversity ? The word ’biodiversity’ is a contraction (short form) of biological diversity. Diversity is a concept which refers to the range of variation or differences among some set of entities; biological diversity thus refers to variety within the living world (here a habitat). The term ’biodiversity’ is indeed commonly used to describe the number‚ variety and variability of living organisms. From the above explanation it is

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    Biodiversity J.N.M Grade 10A HIS Ms. C.W Biodiversity is the biological variety or diversity of life on Earth (Anup). It is a connection between all organisms ("10 Surprising Threats to Biodiversity"); these organisms are all part of a “biologically diverse Earth.” Biodiversity enhances productivity in an ecosystem in which all species have an important role to play. Not only does it enhance productivity but also when it is conserved and healthy‚ it offers us many different

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    Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life forms within a given ecosystem‚ biome‚ or an entire planet. Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Greater biodiversity implies greater health. Biodiversity is in part a function of climate. In terrestrial habitats‚ tropical regions are typically rich whereas polar regions support fewer species. Rapid environmental changes typically cause extinctions. One estimate is that less than 1% of the species that have existed on Earth are extant

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    over inadequate preservation of biodiversity. Biodiversity is the variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat‚ a high level of which is usually considered to be important and desirable. According to Tim Flannery‚ between 1995 and 2008‚ the number of small mammals in Kakadu National Park declined by 75% and one third of the species that were recorded in 1995 can no longer be found. I find these statistics appalling and believe that biodiversity is a big contributor to our

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    Ícaro Rocha de Almeida Word count: 516 Discuss the benefits to humans of biodiversity‚ and outline with examples the most important current threats to biodiversity. Biodiversity is an important topic in the modern globalized world; from its enormous potentials to its concerns. Biodiversity means: “The variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat‚ a high level of which is usually considered to be important and desirable.” according to the Oxford Dictionary; it influences

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    UNIQUE AND THREATENED BIODIVERSITY The patchwork of isolated islands‚ the tropical location of the country‚ and the once extensive areas of rainforest have resulted in high species diversity in some groups of organisms and a very high level of endemism. There are five major and at least five minor centers of endemism‚ ranging in size from Luzon‚ the largest island (103‚000 km²)‚ which‚ for example‚ has at least 31 endemic species of mammals‚ to tiny Camiguin Island (265 km²) speck of land north

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