The variation of life forms within a given ecosystem (Ex: Earth)
3. What does it mean?
Our biodiversity today consists of millions of distinct biological species, which is the product of nearly 3.5 billion years of evolution.
In Short: Biodiversity is diversity among biological species
4. Diversity: Three different groups Genetic Diversity Diversity of genes within a species 09/06/11 Species Diversity Diversity among species in an ecosystem Ecosystem Diversity Diversity of a habitat in a given unit area
Environmentalist, Jared Diamond, says H.I.P.P.O. is to blame:
09/06/11 Threats I nvasive Species P ollution Human Over P opulation O verkill H abitat destruction
7. What Does it Mean for Us?
Conservation of Earths
biodiversity is vital because
we get so much from the
09/06/11 Aesthetic values of a pretty flower or a beautiful animal . Natural resources (oil, rubber, water, oxygen, and more)
Biodiversity boosts ecosystem productivity where all [species] have an important role This is useful for mankind as a larger number of species of plants means more variety of crops and a larger number of species of animals ensure that the ecosystem is naturally sustained .