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Biodiversity

Hand out : Biodiversity Biological Diversity or Biodiversity - is the variety (diversity) of all life forms on earth, encompassing all plants, animals, microorganisms and the intricate ecosystems they form.   - the totality of ecosystems, species, and genes within the area. Levels of Biodiversity 1. Species Diversity (Different Life Forms) 2. Genetic Diversity (Different characteristics of plants, animals & other living organisms) 3. Ecosystem Diversity (Different types of...

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Biodiversity

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

Rachel Newell Walter Zeller International Relations November 18,2013 Loss of Biodiversity David Ehrenfeld says in his book Biodiversity “The value of biological diversity tells us a great deal about why biological diversity is in trouble”(212). People tend to over look the importance of biodiversity. Without it we would lose a lot of the resources that we use for important and everyday things. One example is that a lot of medicines come from plants, and the more plants we have on the planet...

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Biodiversity

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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Biodiversity

 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...

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Biodiversity

 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...

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Threats to Biodiversity and Conservation of Biodiversity

Threats to Biodiversity: Habitat loss is mainly due to human population growth, industrialization and changes in the land use patterns, poaching of wild life and man wildlife conflicts. Man has begin to overuse or misuse most of these natural ecosystems. Due to unsustainable resource-use, once productive forests and grasslands have been turned into deserts and wastelands have increased all over world. Scientists have estimated that human activities are likely to eliminate approximately 10 million...

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Conservation of Biodiversity

Conservation of Biodiversity One of the most pressing environmental issues today is the conservation of biodiversity. Many factors threaten the world's biological heritage. The challenge is for nations, government agencies, organisations and individuals to protect and enhance biological diversity, while continuing to meet people's needs for natural resources. Biodiversity is the existence of a large number of different kinds of animals and plants which make a balanced environment. Biodiversity is the result...

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Loss of Biodiversity

Outline Loss of Biodiversity Introduction I. By the show of hands, how many of you know what a biodiversity is? II. For those of you who do not know, a biodiversity is a variety of the humans and species that live on Earth. III. This is meaningful to you because I hope to speak for most of us when I say that I want my children and my grandchildren to experience the animals and wildlife we have today. IV. However, according to ourfutureplanet.org the rate of a loss of biodiversity is occurring...

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Loss of Biodiversity

Meaning The definition of biodiversity encompasses the degree of variations in organisms and/ or species within an ecosystem. The loss of biodeversity would be the diminishing of dfferent species within that ecosystem. For example, a lake may be the home to many types of fish. A change in the lake's temperature or chemistry may affect a food source for a certain type of fish. This type of fish may die out and leave the lake with one less species in it. The loss of one fish or food source may impact...

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