Enviro Notes 11_8.docx - Biodiversity Global hotspots-what is it-must have 1,500 endemic plants-must have <30 of its original vegetation-the area is

Enviro Notes 11_8.docx - Biodiversity Global hotspots-what...

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Biodiversity +Global hotspots -what is it -must have 1,500 endemic plants -must have <30% of its original vegetation -the area is threatened +Would it matter if certain species went extinct -some are keystone species that would throw the entire ecosystem off balance -estimated to cost 76 billion dollars per year to preserve threatened land animals -most would go towards megafauna -Aesthetic reasons to preserve -preservation relativism -Pragmatic preservation -we should save the species that benefit us -Ecosystem services -Bees -How much is nature worth? -Ecotourism -We must protect the animal and their habitat -Creates an enormous economic source for the community -How do we balance societal needs with environmental needs
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