Biodiversity: Who cares?

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Biodiversity:

Who cares?

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Which do you like better?

A

B

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Which do you like better?

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B

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Which do you like better?

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B

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Which do you like better?

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B

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A

B

Which do you like better?

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A

B

Which do you like better?

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A

B

Which do you like better?

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What do you think biodiversity means?

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Bio =

Bio

diversity

What does “

Bio” mean?

Life

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Bio

diversity

D

i

vers

ity

= Vari

ety

What does “Diversity” mean?

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Biodiversity

is the

variety of life on Earth and the essential interdependence of all living things

Scientists have identified more than 2 million species. Tens of millions -- remain unknown The tremendous variety of life on Earth is made possible by complex interactions among all living things including microscopic species like algae and mites.

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There are 3 components of biodiversity

Diversity of genes

Chihuahuas, beagles, and rottweilers are all dogs—but they're not the same because their genes are different.

Chihuahua

Beagle

Rottweilers

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Diversity of species

For example, monkeys, dragonflies, and meadow beauties are all different species.

Saki Monkey

Golden Skimmer

Meadow Beauty

There are 3 components of biodiversity

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Variety of ecosystems

Prairies, Ponds, and tropical rain forests are all ecosystems. Each one is different, with its own set of species living in it.

Paines Prairie

Hoh Rain Forest

Florida Sand hill Pond

There are 3 components of biodiversity

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Which is more diverse?

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B

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Which is more diverse?

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B

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Which is more diverse?

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B

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A

B

Which is more diverse?

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A

B

Which has more cultural diversity?

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Which has more biodiversity?

A

B

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Which has more biodiversity?

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B

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Biodiversity has Intrinsic Value

Intrinsic Value = Something that has value

in and of itself

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Biodiversity also has utilitarian Value

Utilitarian Value = the value something has as a means to another’s end.

Utilitarian values include

:

Goods Services Information

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What do we get from biodiversity?

Oxygen

Food

Clean WaterMedicine

AestheticsIdeas

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Should we be concerned about biodiversity?

What we know:

The Earth is losing species at an alarming rate

Some scientists estimate that as many as 3 species per hour are going extinct and 20,000 extinctions occur each year.

When species of plants and animals go extinct, many other species are affected

.

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Threats to biodiversity

Habitat destruction

Pollution

Species IntroductionsGlobal Climate Change

Exploitation


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