Biodiversity and Conservation

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The importance of biodiversity

Economic 

  • Animals and plants source nearly all food and drink
  • Clothing e.g. cotton and leather
  • Drugs e.g. morphine from opium in poppies
  • Fuels e.g. biogas

Ecological

  • Disruption of food chains
  • Disruption of nutrient cycles
  • Loss of habitats
  • Climate change 588/

Ethical

  • Organisms have

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