Which natural resources are the "biodiversity hotspots" ? suggest what happens when there is a loss of biodiversity.

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Biodiversity hotspot is termed to the specific forests consisting of richest diversity of species including most rare and prior to extinct species.

There are two biodiversity hotspots in India – Eastern Himalayas and Western Ghats.

Loss of biodiversity can effect us in various ways:

1. Loss of biodiversity can cause loss of balance in ecology due to the depletion of natural resources and increase of deforestation. 

2. Loss of biodiversity can cause imbalance in food chain, loss of natural habitats of animals & birds.

3. Loss of biodiversity can also cause increase in pollution, wide drastic variation in climate etc. 

For example – extinction of Dodo bird , Cheetah . Quagga ( species of zebra) , pink headed duck and  lot more. There are even many species which are on the verge of extinction like one horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, one humped camel etc.

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There are places on Earth that are both biologically rich — and deeply threatened. For our own sake, we must work to protect them.  

Species are the building blocks of Earth's life-support systems. We all depend on them. 

But our planet’s “biodiversity,” the vast array of life on Earth, faces a crisis of historic proportions. Development, urbanization, pollution, disease — they’re all wreaking havoc on the tree of life. Today, species are going extinct at the fastest rate since the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.

 

To stem this crisis, we must protect the places where biodiversity lives. But species aren’t evenly distributed around the planet. Certain areas have large numbers of endemic species —​ those found nowhere else. Many of these are heavily threatened by habitat loss and other human activities. These areas are the biodiversity hotspots, 35 regions where success in conserving species can have an enormous impact in securing our global biodiversity.

 

The forests and other remnant habitats in hotspots represent just 2.3% of Earth’s land surface. But you’d be hard-pressed to find another 2.3% of the planet that’s more important.

There are places on Earth that are both biologically rich — and deeply threatened. For our own sake, we must work to protect them.  

Species are the building blocks of Earth's life-support systems. We all depend on them. 

But our planet’s “biodiversity,” the vast array of life on Earth, faces a crisis of historic proportions. Development, urbanization, pollution, disease — they’re all wreaking havoc on the tree of life. Today, species are going extinct at the fastest rate since the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.

 

To stem this crisis, we must protect the places where biodiversity lives. But species aren’t evenly distributed around the planet. Certain areas have large numbers of endemic species —​ those found nowhere else. Many of these are heavily threatened by habitat loss and other human activities. These areas are the biodiversity hotspots, 35 regions where success in conserving species can have an enormous impact in securing our global biodiversity.

 

The forests and other remnant habitats in hotspots represent just 2.3% of Earth’s land surface. But you’d be hard-pressed to find another 2.3% of the planet that’s more important.

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Biodiversity hotspots are areas that support natural ecosystems that are largely intact and where native species and communities associated with these ecosystems are well represented.  They are also areas with a high diversity of locally endemic species, which are species that are not found or are rarely found outside the hotspot.
causes of loss of biodiversity:-
  • More Unpredictable Weather
  •  Economic Cost of Lost Biodiversity
  •  Reduced Food Security
  •  Increased Contact With Disease
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