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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

 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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Biodiversity

Biodiversity is comprised of the totality of genes, species and ecosystems of a region. The occurrence of various kinds of flora and fauna in a region reflects its biological diversity or biodiversity. In most parts of the world which are habitable, the living world abounds in biodiversity. In a patch of forest, there is a wide variety of insects, animals, plants and trees. All plant and animal species cannot occur at one place. Whether or not a species can occur on a site is determined by environmental...

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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

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

 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

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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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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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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The Loss of Biodiversity

The Loss of Biodiversity Brenda Peace POL310 Environmental Policies Instructor: Arthur Piervencenti February 10, 2013 It seems that in today’s time, the discussion of biodiversity and what it means is being discussed frequently. There are those who feel that biodiversity is something that will possibly take care of itself. Then there are those who realize that the Earth is changing and there are some things that need to be done to ensure that the Earth is preserved. This is going to require...

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