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Sookdeo ES Ch. 7

Biodiversity, Classification

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biodiversity variety of life across all levels of ecological organization
endangered species species at risk for extinction
threatened species vulnerable species likely to become extinct
habitat fragmentation change to habitat where parts are suitable and other parts may be unsuitable
poaching illegal capture or killing of an organism
species diversity number or variety of species in a particular region
genetic diversity difference in DNA among individuals within species and populations
ecosystem diversity biodiversity above the species level
extirpation disappearance of a population from a given area but not globally
Endangered Species Act major law that protects biodiversity
captive breeding raising and breeding organisms in controlled conditions
Species Survival Plan captive breeding in zoos and aquariums
biodiversity hotspot area that supports a high number of endemic species
endemic species found nowhere else in the world
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