15 Facts About Biodiversity


Biodiversity is a measure of variation at the genetic, species, and ecosystem level.

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Biodiversity is not distributed evenly on Earth, it is usually greater in the tropics as a result of the warm climate and high primary productivity in the region near the equator.

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Biodiversity generally tends to cluster in hotspots, and has been increasing through time, but will be likely to slow in the future as a primary result of deforestation.

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Biodiversity is not evenly distributed, rather it varies greatly across the globe as well as within regions.

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Biodiversity hotspot is a region with a high level of endemic species that have experienced great habitat loss.

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Biodiversity affords many non-material benefits including spiritual and aesthetic values, knowledge systems and education.

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Biodiversity is known to have an important role in reducing disaster risk and in post-disaster relief and recovery efforts.

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Biodiversity provides critical support for drug discovery and the availability of medicinal resources.

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Biodiversity has been critical to advances throughout the field of bionics.

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Biodiversity is important to the security of resources such as water, timber, paper, fiber, and food.

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Biodiversity is directly involved in water purification, recycling nutrients and providing fertile soils.

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Biodiversity is commonly measured in terms of taxonomic richness of a geographic area over a time interval.

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Biodiversity took the biggest hit in Latin America, plummeting 83 percent.

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The Convention on Biodiversity implies informed consent between the source country and the collector, to establish which resource will be used and for what and to settle on a fair agreement on benefit sharing.

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Biodiversity is taken into account in some political and judicial decisions:.

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