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...ning fewer water supplies for households or agriculture. Of course, this will lead to conflicts over water but also to more water related diseases.
Social relations: Many cultures and especially indigenous cultures accord great values to nature and ecosystems and some of them are based on their surrounding environment. If some of these components are lost or damaged, it will harm social relations within these societies.
These are only some main examples of consequences of biodiversity loss. It is such a huge issue that it is quite hard to understand its impacts. Compared to climate change, the consequences of biodiversity loss are often underestimated while they are equally damaging.
2.2.2 Ecosystem consequences
Species richness and evenness
Resistance and resilience to change
Resistance to invasion
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