B4 - Biodiversity

What is biodiversity?


Biodiversity - What is it?

Biodiversity includes...

- amount of variation between same species

- number of different species

- number of different habitats

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Biodiversity - Why is it important?

Biodiversity is important because...

- ecosystems with high levels of biodiversity are healthier

- more diverse ecosystems can cope with change

- it represents the variety of life in an area

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Biodiversity - Natural Ecosystems

Biodiversity in natural ecosystems;

- have high diversity

- can maintain themselves without human interference

- for example, native woodlands, natural lakes, etc.

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Biodiversity - Artificial Ecosystems

Biodiversity in artificial ecosytems;

- low biodiversity

- created and maintained by humans

- for example, forestry plantations, fish farms, etc.

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