Biodiversity

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Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Animals
Grade:
9

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Biodiversity

What is Biodiversity?-Living organisms, living within a given area -Plants, animals, and fungi-Tropical refions have more diversity -Temerate regions have less

Why do We Care? -Provide food, shade, construction material, medicines, and fiber for clothing and paper- Prevents flooding-Keeps soil fertile and water clean

Solutions - Stop climate change from running out of control-Stop deforestation -Reduce environmental pollution-Educate

Biodiversity

Main Threats to Biodiversity-Habitat loss and degradation - Over-exploitation-Pollution and diseases - Global climate change

Possible Consequences -Extinction of certain species -More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

Laws to Prevent the Loss of Biodiversity-International Fisher's Law-Prevents overfishing and marine biodiversity

Effects on Individual Populations- Fewer breeding partners-Habitats shrink-Less stable environments-Introduced species

Causes of the Issue and How we Contribute-Noise pollution-Domesticating wild animals-Air pollution-Thermal pollution-Over fishing


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