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Biodiversity (World Book Encyclopedia)
Biodiversity is the variety that exists among organisms and their environments.
Australia's Great Reef in the South
The article offers information on the Australia's Great Southern Reef. Topics discussed include provision of wide range of diversity of habitats of other organisms like crustaceans and chordates along with the provision of shelter, it adds up to an extraordinary wealth of biodiversity with various seaweed species, and estimate done by conservatives regarding suggest fishing and tourism.
Why Is Biodiversity Important? Who Cares?
At least 40 per cent of the world’s economy and 80 per cent of the needs of the poor are derived from biological resources. In addition, the richer the diversity of life, the greater the opportunity for medical discoveries, economic development, and adaptive responses to such new challenges as climate change.