Bill Nye: Biodiversity

Life depends on biodiversity in every corner of our world. What is biodiversity and why is it important? Let’s break this word down into two meanings. The word “bio” means life. The world “diversity” means mix and variety. Combine the meaning of the two words bio and diversity and you get something like this: a variety of life. In order to sustain a healthy network of living things, a balanced ecosystem, we must learn how to promote biodiversity.

Biodiversity is essential to sustaining the living networks and systems that provide us all with health, food, wealth, fuel and the vital services our lives depend on. (Carbon Neutral)

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  1. What is biodiversity and why is it important to promote and protect our local pond and neighborhood parks?
  2. Name the largest ecosystem on Earth and explain why it must remain healthy and clean.
  3. In what ways can you help to promote biodiversity in your community?
  4. In the video, Biodiversity with Bill Nye, what four species are mentioned as being extinct?

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  1. These are some animals that live in the southwest are… big horn sheep,bobcat coyote, bear, jack rabbit, cotten tail, mule, deer,white tailed deer,gray fox, mountain lion,river otter,porcupine, racoon, armadillo, mexican wolf, graywolf, elk, white nose coati, collared peccary, rattle snake, coral snake. 😎

  2. Bad, cutting trees down is.

  3. The extinct animal is pearl musale passenger bird.

  4. An ecosystem in all the living thing from plants and animals microspic:)

  5. How can we help 🙂 by not cutting down tree’s.

  6. we all should never forget about nature because once it’s gone it is gone for good so don’t throw trash on the beach because one of the animal might get stuck or even wores die:(


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