What Is Biodiversity?
WHAT LIVES IN THE AMAZON?
What is biodiversity, and why is it important?
Biodiversity is the variability among living organisms from all sources, including terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species, and of ecosystems.
Biodiversity boosts the productivity of an ecosystem. Each species no matter how large or small plays an important role in their habitat. Changes in one part of an ecosystem will affect other parts of the ecosystem. Higher numbers of diversity creates more food and promotes symbiotic relationships(a mutually beneficial relationship) between species. This abundance helps to sustain life forms and ensure a healthy environment that can withstand and recover from disasters.
Biodiversity is the variability among living organisms from all sources.
The Amazon containins roughly 30% of the world’s species.
From the Blog: Biodiversity
by Matthew Abeler Artist for the Amazon They sound like orcs in the Lord of the Rings.Strange thoughts cross my mind at 6:00 a.m. Is there a dinosaur loose in the Amazon? A few days into the rainforest, I learned quickly not to fear the howler monkeys. They're just...
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Higher temperatures and deforestation of the Amazon causes the forests to dry out, making them more vulnerable to fires. Unfortunately, with the relaxation of regulations to protect the Amazon in countries like Brazil and Bolivia, the destruction of these critical...
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by Jana Gamble August 30, 2019 Many of you have been asking about what you can do to protect the Amazon. We know that the root cause of the fires that are currently raging through the region at an unprecedented rate is rapid deforestation for the purposes of...
Protesters rallied up in at least forty Brazilian cities during the weekend to speak up against deforestation and the 83% increase in Brazilian forest fires compared to the same period last year.