“Biological diversity is of fundamental importance to the functioning of all natural and human-engineered ecosystems, and by extension to the ecosystem services that nature provides free of charge to human society ”(Lloyd, 2014). Biodiversity is very important to both plants, animals and humans on Earth and if one species is destroyed it throw the balance off .
The world is declining in biodiversity, 52% of it is gone. About 1% of the world species go extinct a year. That’s 1’000 to 10’000 species loss. Accompanying it, 19’300 species are endangered. Latin America loss 83% of its wildlife. Over half of Malaysia’s river fish species disappear during deforestation.
Response 3: Arguments for Environmental Conservation Since the beginning of civilization humanity has adopted a subjugating stance toward nature. Ecological exploitation has become the de facto standard, contributing to the illusion of self-subsistence provided by modern society. This mindset is untenable given humanities reliance on the natural world, as best demonstrated
1)attention grabber: Here on Earth today we are living through a time known as the sixth great extinction, at least according to certain scientists. 2)listener relevance: Many species go extinct daily, which ruins ecosystems and causes extinction to other organisms that live in that environment. Which leads to extinction of larger
What is this link about? The link is to a report, titled Ecosystems and Human Well-Being, A Report of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. The report covers ecosystem changes and how that is intertwined with humans and their well-being. The ecosystems of the earth are complex and have many variables. Human actions can have a significant impact on these ecosystems and the report aims to seeks and apply scientific analysis and reasoning to how human actions have and need to change to support these diverse ecosystems focusing on sustainability.
Evolution of Whales Biodiversity Biodiversity is the extensive existence of the number, variety and genetic variation of different organisms that are found in their natural environments. Diversity in species is highly significant as it guarantees natural sustainability for all living networks and systems by providing vital services that our lives are dependent on such as food and clean water. The different ecosystems and organisms boost ecosystem productivity and contribute to climate stability.
The planet is made of up different ecosystems that encompass the animals, vegetation, and nonliving factors. The environmental conditions are dependent on the location and type of ecosystem. There are a large number of ecosystems, ranging from conditions found in the tundra to conditions found in the desert. Each of these types of ecosystem relies on a delicate balance maintained by the symbiotic relationships within its organisms and nonliving components. These symbiotic relationships are a result of the benefits provided by the organisms of the ecosystem. These benefits exist because of the biodiversity within the organisms. Therefore, biodiversity is responsible for the balance of ecosystems and the planet. However, biodiversity and the
Since earth was created, there has been a natural phenomenon of species across the globe appearing and disappearing. However, in the past century, many species of animals have been disappearing at an alarming rate. Mainly, this rapidly occurring issue is caused by humans. Humans that contribute to the harmful actions that cause side effects such a pollution, deforestation, habitat loss and poaching. The natural rate of extinction pales in comparison to the extinction rate caused by all of these. According to the World Wildlife Fund, the current rate of extinction is 11,000 times greater than the natural extinction rate. Several different efforts have been made in order to stop or slow down the extinction of earth’s species. The Endangered Species Act is possibly the most successful example of these efforts. It’s main purpose is to get a commitment from the American people that they will work hand in hand to help save species that are at risk of becoming extinct and never returning. This act was put in place in 1973 and since then, no other law about the disappearance of wildlife has been quite as accomplished. Many different species that are protected under this law are either fully recovered or on their way to becoming safer. Laws like these are helping many different creatures left and right, however, at the alarming rate that they are disappearing, something else needs to be done. What people don’t seem to realize is that we depend on many of the animals that we are
It consists of every ecosystem, every living thing and genetic makeup existence. Without biodiversity, life cycles cease to exist. Let me explain. Without pollination from the bees, fruits and nuts would not exist and without plants and trees, there would be no oxygen. Some scientist believe that due to mass population growth, the consumption of resources and the need to expand and build to accommodate the mass population, our natural ecosystems have become disrupted and on the verge of extinction. According to an article by Damian Carrington entitle “the sixth extinction, he explains that the domination of humanity has allocated species to relocate to ecosystems unfamiliar, creating a disarray and destroying biodiversity (Carrington, 2018). In this case, human impact is imperative to changing this crisis. By raising awareness and making lifestyle changes, humans can improve our ecosystem. Some of which include reducing use of chemicals, preserving nature and planting more
INTRODUCTION Biodiversity presents occurrence of variety of species and their natural community in which they live. By the definition it is “The degree of variation of life forms within a given species, ecosystem, biome, or an entire planet. It is a measure of the health of ecosystems and is in part a function of climate.” (Rutherford) Ecosystem is on the other hand, “ community and its abiotic environment”( Rutherford). Biodiversity exists in every ecosystem, weather it is big one, or just ecosystem of one garden, it has the same importance because without it nature loses its ability to perform major functions needed for life on Earth, as it is oxygen production. Trough this investigation, two different ecosystems will be explored and
A. Introduction Humans have existed since 200,000 years but the Earth has existed around 4.5 billion years. Nature has provided us with everything we have today - food, medicines, materials, chemicals, metals, minerals etc. It can only keep providing us when we maintain the right environment for it to exist. This environment depends on the biodiversity of Earth. The number of species of plants, animals and microorganisms and the various genes in these species, different ecosystems such as deserts, rainforests and coral reefs are all part of a biologically diverse Earth. Hence Biodiversity impacts everything. We will discuss how Biodiversity plays a crucial role on social, environmental, and economic factors. We will also discuss what
Biodiversity is defined as the diversity within species, genes, livestock, and ecosystems, and this is at risk of gradual extinction due to human activities. Many species of organisms use various part of the world as their home. Some species adapt to cooler environments while others adapt to warmer or tropical environments. Millions of organisms living underwater or in other biomes around the world are dependent on certain resources for survival. Wright emphasizes to
Biodiversity is the to a great degree complex unification of countless types of greenery, fauna and microorganisms that exist into one natural ecosystem, and is the establishment for life on Earth, which is precisely why saving biodiversity is essential.
Biodiversity INTRODUCTION Franck and Brownstone define biological diversity as 'the variety and variability of living organisms and the biological communities in which they live' (36). Decades of progress in both the scientific and political arenas have advanced environmental legislation to protect biodiversity at not only the ecosystem level, but for specific species and genetic material as well. Research has shown the importance of every organism and their role in the global ecosystem, and legislation has gradually matured to protect not only species which may become endangered, but the habitats they need to survive as well. Growing consciousness surrounding environmental issues has enabled these protections to be
The Importance of Biodiversity According to (Newmark, 2010), to the people on Earth and the health of ecosystems, biodiversity is vital for the following mentioned reasons; it helps us to live healthy and happy through the provision of foods and materials to the economy. Secondly, because of research into animals and plants, scientists have discovered the cure to various diseases and hence increased lifespan. Again, ecosystems can adjust to disturbances such as floods and extreme fires due to diversity. Lastly, biodiversity forms an important section of ecological services that support live on earth.