0000441098 00000 n 0000490932 00000 n 2. 0000012576 00000 n ׻$Ї���~K���[|f/�"��"��K�'ܖN����[email protected]�P�|�S.P�//�`;�h�� [�n, > stream There are 3 types of biodiversity: Species biodiversity -------------- The variety of living things (e.g. 0000533915 00000 n 0000457609 00000 n 0000003972 00000 n Learn more. Thus, it refers to the variety of species within a region. 0000467788 00000 n 0000467714 00000 n 0000533152 00000 n Biodiversity is usually explored at three levels - genetic diversity, species diversity and ecosystem diversity. 0000002640 00000 n The term biodiversity (from “biological diversity”) refers to the variety of life on Earth at all its levels, from genes to ecosystems, and can encompass the evolutionary, ecological, and … 0000010188 00000 n 0000416398 00000 n Species Diversity. Protecting the Gir Habitat, for instance, has saved the Asiatic Lion. It means life. Again it indirectly influences the climatic factors, soil nature, chemistry of air etc. L-vk$)�����?g�Vd?O��j So biodiversity means many different kinds of life. Genetic diversity is all the different genes contained in all the living species, including individual plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms. Copyright. 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Biodiversity is an attribute of an area and specifically refers to the variety within and among living organisms, biotic communities, and biotic processes, whether naturally occurring or modified by humans. 0000439785 00000 n biodiversity meaning: 1. the number and types of plants and animals that exist in a particular area or in the world…. PreserveArticles.com: Preserving Your Articles for Eternity, Paragraph on Biodiversity and its Conversation. 0000004013 00000 n Thus, due to its major role in our survival, conservation of biodiversity has now become a matter of high priority. 0000511198 00000 n 0000009786 00000 n Learn more about specific levels of biodiversity, and see examples of plant and animal species and why they are important to each level. 0000415356 00000 n 0000006155 00000 n 0000003170 00000 n https://greentumble.com/why-is-it-important-to-conserve-biodiversity Genes are the bits of biochemical information that partly determine how an organism looks, behaves, and live… Biodiversity is a compound word. Biodiversity is not distributed evenly on Earth, and is richer in the tropics. Only 250,000 species of the total stock are plants. 0000495950 00000 n It measured on the basis of number of species in the region. 0000415511 00000 n Cultural services such as recreational, aesthetic and spiritual benefits 4. 0000024789 00000 n Biodiversity can be subdivided into three levels as follows: At finer levels of organisation, biodiversity includes the genetic variation within species, both among geographically separated populations and among individuals within the single population. 0000495189 00000 n Or of China. 0000008095 00000 n All species on Earth are somewhat related through genetic connections. The closest relations of an organism are members of its own species. What are the Three different levels, of Biodiversity? 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