Biological Diversity: The Definition Of Biodiversity

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Introduction The definition of biodiversity refers to the amount of diversity between different plants, animals and other species in a given habitat at a particular time. Biodiversity (also known as Biological Diversity) is quite simply the variety of life, from the smallest bacteria to the largest mammal and all things in between. For many decades, various environmentalists, biologists and other scientists, have viewed the entire earth as a massive living organism or system due to the interdependent nature of all species within it. Some cultures have recognized this kind of inter-relationship for a very long time. Some have termed this Gaia. While there are disagreements and differences on how this works, it suggests that ecological balance and biodiversity are crucial for all of earth, not just humans. The…show more content…
Learn more about biodiversity - in our backyard, our community, our country and our world. Pages at internet provide a wealth of specific ideas about things we can do to help conserve biodiversity, along with links to further information. Learn: Biodiversity education begins with learning. Discover the names of the trees, birds, native plants and insects that share our neighbourhood. We can visit our local natural history museum, zoo, or botanical garden. We can talk to local producers at Farmer's Market to find out where exactly the produce is coming from, and the methods used in its production. Experience: Once we know a little more, get out and experience the wonders of life's diversity. Visit a local park. Take an afternoon hike through a nearby conservation area. Soon we may find ourselves eager to take part in eco-tours which take us further far off the beaten track or even on trips to foreign countries. Do Something: Finally, get involved! Make changes to lifestyle which reduce our impact on the planet, or become a 'citizen scientist' and join others in contributing to our collective understanding of the world around
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