Biodiversity in Adelaide | Biocity Studio


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Biodiversity is all forms of life and the ecosystems of which they are a part. Adelaide once had a rich variety of wildlife, now it is under serious threat today. The loss of biodiversity has been caused through European settlement developing the land for residential, agriculture and industry usage. This has led to the clearance of vegetation, fragmentation and a decline of many species.

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Biodiversity in Adelaide | Biocity Studio

  1. 1. Biodiversity is the variety of life: the different plants, animals and micro-organisms, their genes and the ecosystems of which they are a part.
  2. 3. <ul><li>Introduction: </li></ul><ul><li>A rich variety of wildlife (plants and animals) is found in the natural landscapes of South Australia. These range from the familiar kangaroos, wallabies, birds, eucalypts and wattles to myriads of tiny insects, grasses, mosses, lichens, mushrooms and toadstools. </li></ul>Wallaby Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Rosella eucalypt
  3. 4. <ul><li>Introduction: </li></ul><ul><li>Our coasts and seas are home to many other kinds of living things, including whales and other marine mammals, seabirds, Little Penguin, fish, shellfish, algae and seagrasses. </li></ul>Pacific Gull Black-faced Cormorant Crested Tern Little Penguin All of these living things and the communities they live in make up the State’s natural biodiversity. Many kinds still remain to be discovered and described.
  4. 5. <ul><li>This biodiversity, which is the result of more than 3 billion years of evolution, is under serious threat today </li></ul><ul><li>South Australia has not escaped this crisis. </li></ul>THE BIODIVERSITY CANDLES vedio
  5. 6. <ul><li>The metropolitan area of Adelaide supports over one million people, and the surrounding peri-urban area of the Mount Lofty Ranges is the most densely populated region in SA. Because of this and ongoing development, the significant biodiversity which remains in the landscape is under increasing pressure from a variety of threatening processes </li></ul>Wilderness Quality in South Australia
  6. 7. <ul><li>Native Vegetation: </li></ul>Native Vegetation Southern Mount Lofty Ranges 1945 and 1980
  7. 8. <ul><li>Animals: </li></ul><ul><li>Of the 137 species of mammals that lived here 160 years ago 27 are now extinct and a further 14 are classified as endangered. </li></ul><ul><li>Extinction species: </li></ul>Azure King Fisher King Quail Glossy Black Cockatoo
  8. 9. <ul><li>Animals: </li></ul><ul><li>Endanger species: </li></ul>Rufous Hare-wallaby Platypus Little Bittern
  9. 10. <ul><li>The causes of the biodiversity loss: </li></ul><ul><li>1,“Gone because of our action, out needs, our wants and what we did.” </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>The causes of the biodiversity loss: </li></ul><ul><li>2, Other threats include incremental loss of vegetation, invasion of pest plants and animals and disease. </li></ul>Example: Phytophthora( Plants may recover from attacks by insects, frost and water stress from drought, but others such as salinity, fungal infections (eg &quot; Phytophthora &quot;) and Mundulla Yellows are often fatal - killing entire local populations of plants.
  11. 13. <ul><li>The usage of biodiversity in Adelaide </li></ul><ul><li>1,Agriculture/food </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>The usage of biodiversity in Adelaide </li></ul><ul><li>1,Agriculture/food </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>The usage of biodiversity in Adelaide </li></ul><ul><li>2,Tourism Example: The Adelaide Hills </li></ul>Enjoy the scenic drives, or pack a picnic and while away an afternoon in Mount Lofty Botanic Garden . Learn about Australia's native wildlife at Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary …… For something really special, plan your visit to coincide with one of our great events - the Adelaide Hills Wine Festival (food and wine), Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival (horse racing)……
  14. 16. How to make them balance?