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Question 1: [81][82][83] The conservation ethic differs from the preservationist ethic, historically lead by ________, who advocate for protected areas devoid of human exploitation or interference for profit.
John MuirYosemite National ParkSierra ClubCalifornia

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  Rainforests are an example of biodiversity on the planet, and typically possess a great deal of species diversity. This is the Gambia River in Senegal's Niokolo-Koba National Park.
  A great deal of work is occurring to preserve the natural characteristics of Hopetoun Falls, Australia while continuing to allow visitor access.

Question 3: Rapid environmental changes typically cause ________.
Holocene extinctionConservation biologyEvolutionExtinction

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 ________.
Introduction to evolutionNatural selectionEvolutionPopulation genetics

Question 6:
Biodiversity, Homeostasis and Autotroph are all:
Environmental science Millennium Development Goals Biology terminology Habitat (ecology) terminology

Question 7: Use of the term by Thomas Lovejoy in the Foreword to the book[7] credited with launching the field of conservation biology introduced the term along with "________" to the scientific community.
BotanyPaleontologyConservation biologyEcology

Question 8: The widespread introduction of ________ by humans is a potent threat to biodiversity.
Invasive speciesExtinctionIntroduced speciesRed Fox

Question 9: The 1972 ________ World Heritage convention established that biological resources, such as plants, were the common heritage of mankind.
UNICEFSpecial Court for Sierra LeoneUNESCOUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Question 10: [18] 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 ________.


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