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World Wide Fund for Nature rates the bordering Mizoram-Manipur-Kachin rain forests India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar (Burma) as "Globally Outstanding" in biological distinctiveness?
, a Stora Alvaret World Heritage Site on the island of Öland, Sweden, has rich biodiversity, even though the soil mantle on this 26,000 hectare limestone barren is less than two centimeters deep?
the earliest fossil
reef formations that show high biodiversity, containing the earliest corals, form the mid- Ordovician , reaching from Chazy Formation Tennessee to Labrador?
due to their rich
biodiversity, are a globally important Sri Lanka montane rain forests super-hotspot with a large number of endemic species?
Horabagrus brachysoma, an endangered species of the genus , has been considered a potential Horabagrus flagship species for media attention to provide a focus for wildlife conservation of inland biodiversity?
, seed swaps potluck-style events where gardeners exchange seeds, help maintain biodiversity and preserve cultural and regional traditions?
in Semuliki National Park Uganda is one of the richest areas of floral and faunal diversity in Africa?
is part of the largest Wasur National Park wetland in the Papua province of Indonesia, and due to its high biodiversity is sometimes referred to as the " Serengeti of Papua"?
India's , a manmade Kanjli Wetland wetland created in 1870, has been recognised by the Ramsar Convention for its rich biodiversity?
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Question 1: [81 ] [82 ] The conservation ethic differs from the preservationist ethic, historically lead by [83 ] ________, who advocate for protected areas devoid of human exploitation or interference for profit.
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Question 3: Rapid environmental changes typically cause ________.
Question 4: The most recent, the Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event, occurred 65 million years ago, and has attracted more attention than all others because it killed the ________.
Question 5: The biodiversity found on Earth today consists of many millions of distinct biological species, which is the product of nearly 3.5 billion years of ________.
Question 7: Use of the term by Thomas Lovejoy in the Foreword to the book credited with launching the field of [7 ] conservation biology introduced the term along with " ________" to the scientific community.
Question 8: The widespread introduction of ________ by humans is a potent threat to biodiversity.
Question 9: The 1972 ________ World Heritage convention established that biological resources, such as plants, were the common heritage of mankind.
Question 10: Estimates of the present global macroscopic species diversity vary from 2 million to 100 million species, with a best estimate of somewhere near 13–14 million, the vast majority of them [18 ] ________.