Maintaining Biodiversity Flashcards

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Note: We may include questions that have multiple correct answers. It’s useful to remember specific examples to understand these concepts better.

What is biodiversity and why is it important?

Biodiversity is the variety of different species in an ecosystem. High levels of biodiversity make an ecosystem more stable.

How do breeding programs help biodiversity?

Breeding programs increase the numbers of endangered species in captivity and reintroduce them into the wild to reduce extinction risk.

What are field margins and hedgerows, and how do they help biodiversity?

Field margins and hedgerows are strips of land left around fields or planted between fields to provide habitats for new species, which increases biodiversity.

How does recycling waste impact biodiversity?

Recycling reduces the amount of waste in landfills, decreases habitat destruction, and minimises toxic chemicals. This positively affects biodiversity.

Why is reducing deforestation important for biodiversity?

Reducing deforestation preserves habitats and species, which helps maintain biodiversity.

What are some challenges to protecting biodiversity?

The cost of protecting biodiversity and the need to meet societal demands can conflict with practices that improve biodiversity.

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