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[Ambassador report] Biodiversity

by Muskan Priya | 31-05-2019 18:50 Comments 10 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Biodiversity is all forms of life found on earth. Biodiversity includes the variety of plants and animals found on this planet including the locations where they are found. All the variety of life is not evenly distributed on earth it depends on a number of factors including atmosphere, climate and tempreature, geographical and regional locations. Generally it is seen that tropical regions have more life than polar region.

Earth is blessed with balance of nature. This is a small but important structure which is also called food chain. Biodiversity helps to maintain this chain. For example: Snakes that we all fear from and does not take as a welcoming animal. But snakes feed on rats. If there are no more snakes then the we would end up having terrible rat problem. Biodiversity is important to maintain this balance of nature so that no one thing will become too powerful and cause a terrible situation.

India is one of the world’s ‘mega diversity’ countries. It is ranked ninth in the world in terms of higher plant species richness.
India has tremendous biodiversity, genetic as well as of species and ecosystems. It contains some 7 per cent of the world’s biodiversity on 2.5 per cent of the Earth’s surface. This diversity can be at­tributed to the vast variety of landforms and cli­mates resulting in habitats ranging from tropical to temperate, and from alpine to desert.

The number of plant species in India is esti­mated to be over 45,523 representing about 11.8 per cent of the world’s flora. These include over 17,500 flowering plants of which 4,950 species are endemic to the country.

There are many threats to biodiversity some of them are:-

1) Habitat Loss:
Destroying of natural surviving environment of species due to over exploitation because of anthropogenetic  human activities results in habitat loss. These activities include setting up of dams, construction of industries, commercial activities like mining which involves deforestation, clearing out of land which results in loss of vegetation, degradation of land and loss of wildlife.

2) Poaching of wildlife:
Illegal hunting and killing and capturing of wild animals or illegal harvesting of wild plants species is called poaching which is an environmental crime of natural species. These are mainly done for making profits from trading or selling of bones, teeth, skull, skin of wild animals. Poaching is the reason for endangered animals to become extinct completely. Extinction of animals leads to disruption of food chain which affects ecosystem as a whole.

3) Man Wildlife Conflict:
It is actually the result of interaction between wildlife and human beings. As the population is rising at a high rate. People need place to live for which they destroy natural habitats which causes the shrinkage of habitats. This conflict between humans and wildlife for living space and food which are the basic necessities of life.So, basically this conflict is because of the limitation of resources for the satisfaction of needs of ever growing population.

Reference: www.biologydiscussion.com


Muskan Priya

  • Muskan Priya says :
    Thanks a ton @kushal!
    Posted 05-07-2019 21:18

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Muskan

    Thank you for your report about biodiversity.

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

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 17-06-2019 04:51

Muskan Priya

  • Muskan Priya says :
    Hey Rosa

    I concur with your statement. More such environmental activities must be initiated and raised. Thanks for reading! Green cheer.. :)

    Muskan Priya
    Posted 04-06-2019 11:58

Muskan Priya

  • Muskan Priya says :
    Thanks @asmita.. green cheers :)
    Posted 04-06-2019 11:51

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey there Muskan!

    Thank you for reporting Muskan, especially poaching , I see it as that as one of the worst human activity to have ever plagued our environment. Humanity tends to not see the true value of our environment. And that may prove to be our downfall, but with many environmental activities trying to combat the issue of species degradation, we may see a change in our population count.

    Thank you for reporting Muskan...
    Warm regards,
    Posted 03-06-2019 22:31

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello muskan sis
    Thank you so much for this report on biodiversity.
    It's great and detail report.
    Keep writing.
    Green cheers!
    Posted 03-06-2019 14:05

Muskan Priya

  • Muskan Priya says :
    Hellow @wonhee mentor
    Thanks a lot for reading it.
    Posted 01-06-2019 22:12

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Muskan!

    Thank you for sharing your report on the importance of biodiversity and three factors that threat biodiversity. Habitat loss, poaching and man wildlife can be summarized by human activities. As humans often underestimate benefits of preserving biodiversity and habitats of wildlife, people end up exploiting natural resources and harming biodiversity. In this case, what do you think can be done to preserve biodiversity? It will be helpful if you can come up with any idea and share it with us! Keep up the good work.

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 01-06-2019 19:58

Muskan Priya

  • Muskan Priya says :
    Hello @louis mentor

    Considering your comment I have revised my report.
    Thanks for your valuable comment. I will make sure this does not happen again. Thanks! :)

    Posted 01-06-2019 16:36

Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Muskan,

    Although you have submitted your report, I have found out that you've copied most of your report from external sources just like you stated. You may refer to some information from external source, but it does not mean you can copy the entire paragraph. Please rephrase your report ASAP, and this report will not be counted until the revision.

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 01-06-2019 10:03

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