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Essay about Biodiversity

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Biodiversity

Imagine this: you step outside and feel the barren, rough, red Earth beneath your feet. There’s not a single plant in sight—no rustling of the leaves, no mighty towering trees to block the severe winds, and the scorching heat of the sun searing upon your face because there’s no shade. And when you take a whiff of air, you feel nothing filling up the space inside your lungs, liberating your body’s activities. What’s wrong with this picture? It’s not possible, of course. Even though plants aren’t the building blocks of life, they’re pretty close and without them, most of life wouldn’t exist—YOU wouldn’t exist. In my research, I will go in-depth about biodiversity—which defines as a quantity of the relative diversity among
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Based upon the same experiments and samples taken, it was concluded that the atmospheric nitrogen pollution was caused by the burning of fossil fuels and rigorous agriculture (Ananthaswamy, 2004).

According to the 2004 release of the Threatened and Endangered Species System (TESS) information, there are 599 endangered plants and 147 threatened plants in the US alone (TESS, 2004). These listings rely on a very stern legal system. Whether they can be labeled “rare”, “threatened,” or “endangered”, it is determined by the measure of endangerment the species sustain. An “endangered” type is one that is in jeopardy of extinction throughout all or a major fraction of its range. A “threatened” species is one that is likely to become in danger of extinction in the future (UFWS, 2004).

Ways for prevention of plant dissolution/ rewards

Here in DeKalb County, we have several different threatened plant species. They are: Bay-star Vine, Flatrock Onion, Granite Rock Stonecrop, Indian Olive, Piedmont Barren Strawberry, and the Pool Sprite Snorkelwort. We have one endangered plant: it is the Black-spored Quillwort (UFWS, 2004).

There are over 542 discrete approved ecosystem recovery plans. Some plans cover more than one species while a few have different plans covering various parts of their ranges (TESS, 2004). One organization is the Botanic Gardens Conservation International. It has just recently been added as a participant of the bigger
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