Flashcards on Environment and Ecology: Biodiversity and Conservation

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What is biodiversity?

Biodiversity refers to the variety of living organisms in a particular habitat or ecosystem.

Why is biodiversity important?

Biodiversity is important because it contributes to the stability and sustainability of ecosystems, provides ecosystem services, and has intrinsic value.

What are the three levels of biodiversity?

The three levels of biodiversity are genetic diversity, species diversity, and ecosystem diversity.

What is genetic diversity?

Genetic diversity refers to the variety of genes within a species.

What is species diversity?

Species diversity refers to the variety of different species in a particular ecosystem.

What is ecosystem diversity?

Ecosystem diversity refers to the variety of different ecosystems on Earth or within a region.

What is habitat loss?

Habitat loss is the destruction, fragmentation, or degradation of natural habitats.

What are the main causes of biodiversity loss?

The main causes of biodiversity loss are habitat destruction, pollution, climate change, overexploitation, and invasive species.

What is conservation?

Conservation is the sustainable use and management of natural resources, including the protection of biodiversity.

What are some conservation strategies?

Some conservation strategies include protected areas, habitat restoration, sustainable resource management, and education and awareness.

What is an endangered species?

An endangered species is a species that is at risk of extinction in the near future.

What is a keystone species?

A keystone species is a species that has a disproportionate impact on its ecosystem relative to its abundance.

What is the role of biodiversity in medicine?

Biodiversity is a source of many medicines and pharmaceuticals, and its loss can impact our ability to find new treatments.

What is the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)?

The IUCN is an international organization that works towards the conservation of nature and the sustainable use of natural resources.

What is the significance of biodiversity hotspots?

Biodiversity hotspots are areas with a high concentration of endemic species and are important for conservation efforts.

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What is biodiversity?



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What is habitat loss?



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