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[Ambassador report] Biodiversity in Taiwan

by Elizaveta Zaretskaya | 17-05-2019 21:15 Comments 7 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Hi everyone! My name is Lisa Zaretskaya. I would like to draw your attention to my report related to Biodiversity in Taiwan.

     While biodiversity is generally taken to mean the number of different species, the term also refers to genetic variety within a species, as well as ecological diversity, which looks at the network of different species present in local ecosystems and the dynamic interactions among them. Taiwan and its surrounding waters are blessed with a large amount of biodiversity. The island’s location in the subtropical Western Pacific is one reason, as tropical areas have much higher biodiversity than temperate regions. Many of these species go extinct naturally every year, but due to human-induced habitat destruction, climate change, pollution, and overhunting and fishing, current extinction rates are 1,000 to 10,000 times higher than natural rates. The loss of biodiversity could have significant impact on agriculture, fishing, medicine, and economies.

     Biodiversity is not limited to species that are visible, of course, and Taiwan’s humid, subtropical climate supports huge numbers of microorganisms, including hundreds of viruses, thousands of bacteria, and even six species of archaea, an ancient group of microorganisms.

 Thank you for your attention.

 

 

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7 Comments

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Lisa

    Thank you for your report about biodiversity in Taiwan

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 17-06-2019 05:34

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello Eliza
    Biodiversity are ignored while focusing towards economic development. This is a serious problem. No matter how rich we become if there??s imbalance in biodiversity no money or resources can tackle the natural disasters. So biodiversity must be protected.
    Green cheers
    Posted 31-05-2019 12:56

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Lisa!

    Thank you for sharing your thorough report on biodiversity in Taiwan and the efforts of the government to preserve it. Due to geographical characteristics of Taiwan, Taiwan is known as home to a wide variety of animals and plants. I wish people realize the significance of biodiversity on stable ecosystem and economics so that the biodiversity of those species is well preserved in the future. Keep up the good work!

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 24-05-2019 00:04

Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Lisa,

    Thank you for writing about biodiversity in Taiwan. Biodiversity is really important in terms of our ecosystem because species are all interconnected within this ecosystem and extinction of one specific species may potentially put other species in jeopardy. I hope the government will try their best to preserve the biodiversity as once it is destroyed, there is no way that we can restore it. Great work.

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 21-05-2019 00:25

Elizaveta Zaretskaya

Arjun Anand

  • Arjun Anand says :
    Elizaveta,
    thanks for sharing the information
    regards
    arjun
    Posted 19-05-2019 13:06

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hi 'Liza!

    I have read of how tropical areas harvest a multitude of species and a multitude of species within a local ecosystem. Hence I commend the regulations and stricter laws that have been set to protect and conserve the environment in Taiwan.

    Thank you for craftingly writing your report!

    Warm regards,
    Rosa
    Posted 18-05-2019 00:41

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