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Natural Sciences

FAQ - Biodiversity

FAQ - Biodiversity
  • ©F. Palmero Pavón


  • What is biodiversity?
  • Where is biodiversity?
  • What has happened to biodiversity over time: extinction and evolution?
  • How does biodiversity serve us?
  • Why are we losing biodiversity?
  • Why is biodiversity conservation important for the economy and development?
  • How can we reconcile biodiversity conservation and development?
  • How is biodiversity linked to cultural diversity?
  • What can we do to halt biodiversity loss?
  • What can the international community do to halt biodiversity loss?

Answers here (pdf)

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