Biodiversity

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Biodiversity

  1. 1. means
  2. 2. What does Diversity means? means
  3. 3. Levels of Biodiversity Ecosystem Biodiversity Communities of plants and animals, together with the physical characteristics of their environment interlink together as an ecological system
  4. 4. Genetic BiodiversityVariation between individuals of same speciesGenes, made of DNA , are the building blocks that determine how an organism will develop and what its traits and abilities will be
  5. 5. Species BiodiversityVariety of species in agiven region or area
  6. 6. Importance of Biodiversity• Environmental stability• Medical• Agricultural– Food• Industrial– building homes, things we use• Aesthetic– beautiful• Ethical• Our livelihood depends on biodiversity• Furniture & Timber
  7. 7. Cont….• Fuel• Shelter• Cosmetics• Health• Purification of air and water• Oxygen• Landscapes and scenery
  8. 8. Livelihood Pollution PracticesOver-population Habitat Development Destruction Practices Climate Change
  9. 9. Consequences on Loss of Biodiversity• Loss of Ecosystem Services– Protection of water resources, nutrient storage and cycling, pollution breakdown & absorption• Loss of Genetic Diversity– Genetic diversity allows species of adapt to changing environmental conditions & stresses• Reduced food security
  10. 10. What can we done to protect Biodiversity?• Reduce Use minimum Do not waste e.g. Food• Reuse Cloth Furniture
  11. 11. • Recycle Paper Wood• Proper disposal of waste• Proper use of natural resources around you• Plan your activities keeping in mind the value of biodiversity• Identify rich ecosystems & locally important species & protect them locally
  12. 12. Government steps to protect Biodiversity Make policies, laws and regulationsEnforce laws & regulations
  13. 13. Cont… Collect information on all aspects of biodiversity & make it available to all
  14. 14. Cont….. Incorporate Biodiversity in all developmental programsCreate awareness among people

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