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Biodiversity

Endangered Species and Biodiversity

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Biodiversity consists of ecosystem diversity, species diversity, and genetic diversity
Species may become less genetically diverse when they are isolated from members of its species or there is a low population
A keystone species is an organism on which others may depend on to survive. (coral reefs)
Many animals in rain forests may be endangered because there is habitat loss from deforestation.
Asian elephants are endangered mainly because of over hunting and poaching.
Polar bears are endangered because of habitat loss due to climate change.
What are the five causes of loss of biodiversity? (HICOP) Habitat loss, invasive species, climate change, overharvesting, and pollution.
How can humans help conserve biodiversity? Finding out the conservation status and passing laws and treaties.
Endangered species Organisms that face a high risk of extinction in the near future.
Threatened species Organisms that face a risk of becoming endangered in the near future.
Extinct No living members of a species exist.
Describe three ways that biodiversity has an economic importance. Medicines, clothing, and shelter.
An example of bionics is the Eastgate Centre in Zimbabwe. What is its design inspired from? A termite mound.
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