Biodiversity:Who cares?
Which do you like better?   A             B
Which do you like better?   A             B
Which do you like better?  A               B
Which do you like better? A                B
Which do you like better? A                     B
Which do you like better?A                    B
Which do you like better?A                    B
What do you think biodiversity          means?
BiodiversityWhat does “Bio” mean?Bio =
BiodiversityWhat does “Diversity” mean?  Diversity = Variety
Biodiversity is the variety of life on        Earth and the essential interdependence of all living things• Scientists hav...
There are 3 components of             biodiversity    Diversity of genes     Chihuahuas, beagles, and rottweilers are all...
There are 3 components of               biodiversityDiversity of species For example, monkeys, dragonflies, and meadow bea...
There are 3 components of                biodiversityVariety of ecosystemsPrairies, Ponds, and tropical rain forests are a...
Which is more diverse? A              B
Which is more diverse? A               B
Which is more diverse? A              B
Which is more diverse?A                B
Which has more cultural diversity?     A                     B
Which has more biodiversity?  A                    B
Which has more biodiversity?  A                   B
Biodiversity has Intrinsic Value Intrinsic Value = Something that has value                   in and of itself
Biodiversity also has utilitarian                ValueUtilitarian Value = the value something has as a means to another’s ...
What do we get from  biodiversity?       Oxygen        Food     Clean Water      Medicine      Aesthetics        Ideas
Should we be concerned about            biodiversity?What we know:    The Earth is losing species at an alarming rate   S...
Threats to biodiversity    Habitat destruction         Pollution   Species Introductions  Global Climate Change       Expl...
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  1. 1. Biodiversity:Who cares?
  2. 2. Which do you like better? A B
  3. 3. Which do you like better? A B
  4. 4. Which do you like better? A B
  5. 5. Which do you like better? A B
  6. 6. Which do you like better? A B
  7. 7. Which do you like better?A B
  8. 8. Which do you like better?A B
  9. 9. What do you think biodiversity means?
  10. 10. BiodiversityWhat does “Bio” mean?Bio =
  11. 11. BiodiversityWhat does “Diversity” mean? Diversity = Variety
  12. 12. Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth and the essential interdependence of all living things• Scientists have identified more than 2 million species. Tensof millions -- remain unknown•The tremendous variety of life on Earth is made possible bycomplex interactions among all living things includingmicroscopic species like algae and mites.
  13. 13. There are 3 components of biodiversity Diversity of genes Chihuahuas, beagles, and rottweilers are all dogs—but theyre not the same because their genes are different. Chihuahua Beagle Rottweilers
  14. 14. There are 3 components of biodiversityDiversity of species For example, monkeys, dragonflies, and meadow beauties are all different species. Saki Monkey Golden Skimmer Meadow Beauty
  15. 15. There are 3 components of biodiversityVariety of ecosystemsPrairies, Ponds, and tropical rain forests are allecosystems. Each one is different, with its own set ofspecies living in it. Paines Prairie Florida Sand hill Pond Hoh Rain Forest
  16. 16. Which is more diverse? A B
  17. 17. Which is more diverse? A B
  18. 18. Which is more diverse? A B
  19. 19. Which is more diverse?A B
  20. 20. Which has more cultural diversity? A B
  21. 21. Which has more biodiversity? A B
  22. 22. Which has more biodiversity? A B
  23. 23. Biodiversity has Intrinsic Value Intrinsic Value = Something that has value in and of itself
  24. 24. Biodiversity also has utilitarian ValueUtilitarian Value = the value something has as a means to another’s end.Utilitarian values include: • Goods • Services • Information
  25. 25. What do we get from biodiversity? Oxygen Food Clean Water Medicine Aesthetics Ideas
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. Threats to biodiversity Habitat destruction Pollution Species Introductions Global Climate Change Exploitation

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