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Chapter 9, Problem 10CR
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What are this chapter’s three big ideas? Explain the relationship between preserving biodiversity as it is done in Costa Rica and the six principles of sustainability.

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The three big-ideas of the given chapter and the relationship between the preserving biodiversity and the six principles of sustainability.

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The three big ideas of the chapter are:

(i) Controlled and sustainable use of natural resources will help to restore these ecosystems and in the preservation of endangered species.

(ii) Ecosystem services like nutrient cycling, water filtration are all dependant on these ecosystems so to maintain these services, preservation, and restoration of forest ecosystems is essential.

(iii) Uncontrolled burning and cutting of forests have degraded most of the forest ecosystem. It is the biggest threat to the forest ecosystem. Forest ecosystem preserves some of the highly endangered species, but unsustainable use of forest resources has led to the extinction of these species...

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