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Flashcards in Biodiversity and Protecting Endangered Species Deck (8)
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1

What is biodiversity?

The number of different species in a particular area

2

What does biodiversity lead to?

Stable ecosystems that can resist possible harmful situations

3

What 4 things do ecosystems help to do?

~Regulate the atmosphere
~Regulate water supply
~Regulate nutrient cycles
~Provide fertile soil

4

What does poaching and destruction of habitats lead to?

A decrease in biodiversity

5

Why are habitats being destroyed? What are people using the land for?

~Building
~Quarrying
~Dumping rubbish
~Agriculture

6

What are 5 methods that protect biodiversity and rare species?

~CITES
~SSSI
~Captive breeding programs
~National parks
~Seed banks

7

What 5 things is biodiversity important for?

~Food
~Potential foods
~Industrial materials
~New medicines
~Human well being

8

How can computer programs be used as simulations of environmental interactions and to predict trends?

~Modelling climate change
~Investigating the effect of pollutants on populations
~Predicting trends in populations of endangered species