Awareness about Biodiversity Needs to Be Raised Essay

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Biodiversity is the variety of many different kinds of plants & animals in an ecosystem; this includes diversity within species, between species, and of ecosystems. Biodiversity is important because it increases ecosystem productivity. With diverse plant/animal species ecosystems has a higher chance of recovery after a disaster, produce more potential plants that can be used in medicine, has more recreational activities which helps tourism. Biodiversity is so important because of the reasons stated previously but it also helps agriculturally-wise. With biodiversity you can grow different crops at the same time, so if a disease destroys one type of crop, you would have other different crops to depend on which can be resilient to the …show more content…
Biodiversity is the variety of many different kinds of plants & animals in an ecosystem; this includes diversity within species, between species, and of ecosystems. Biodiversity is important because it increases ecosystem productivity. With diverse plant/animal species ecosystems has a higher chance of recovery after a disaster, produce more potential plants that can be used in medicine, has more recreational activities which helps tourism. Biodiversity is so important because of the reasons stated previously but it also helps agriculturally-wise. With biodiversity you can grow different crops at the same time, so if a disease destroys one type of crop, you would have other different crops to depend on which can be resilient to the disease.
Major threats to biodiversity are poaching, habitat loss, and climate change. Polar Bears are threatened by climate changes. Polar Bears obtain their food by hunting seals under sea ice; with rising temperatures sea ice is decreasing in size and melting for longer periods of time during the summer. This means that Polar Bears has to relocate to areas where there is sea ice present to hunt. Many of them have to fast for months before finding food. This leads to them having malnutrition, many of them face starvation which they may die from. Sumatran rhinoceros is a species that is threatened by poaching (illegal hunting). They are hunted for their horn to be used for medicines. Gee's Golden Langur is a species that are threatened by