Flashcards in Biodiversity and Protecting Endangered Species Deck (8)
What is biodiversity?
The number of different species in a particular area
What does biodiversity lead to?
Stable ecosystems that can resist possible harmful situations
What 4 things do ecosystems help to do?
~Regulate the atmosphere
~Regulate water supply
~Regulate nutrient cycles
~Provide fertile soil
What does poaching and destruction of habitats lead to?
A decrease in biodiversity
Why are habitats being destroyed? What are people using the land for?
What are 5 methods that protect biodiversity and rare species?
~Captive breeding programs
What 5 things is biodiversity important for?
~Human well being