Biodiversity is vital to life on Earth. What is it and why is it important and how is it changing?
- Biodiversity is the number of different species and the variety within species.
- High biodiversity is important for healthy sustainable ecosystems.
- Biodiversity acts as a buffer against change.
- Biodiversity is rapidly decreasing on Earth.
The variety of life on Earth is immense. Over 10 million species are thought to share our planet.
This range of living things is called biodiversity. It means the number of different species, and also the variation within species.
High biodiversity is important for healthy ecosystems.
Number of different species
Variety within species
Vital for ...
Please log in to view and download the complete transcript.