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Unformatted text preview: (1) Title: Terrestrial Resource Plan Name: Jordan Miller Course: SCI 275 Due Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Instructor: Elisabeth Solchick (2) The terrestrial issue I choose to write about is loss of agricultural land. South Africa leads the list of countries that have the greatest diversity in animal and plant species. South Africa is known for its environmental resources and wide range of unique bird, mammal, plant, and reptile species that it hosts. Terrestrial resources of South Africa are increasingly under threat due to the rapid growth rate of its cities over the years. Natural habitats are being converted into human settlements and industrial development zones. This biodiversity loss has caused food production problems, increased flooding, loss of medicinal plant sources, a reduction in cultural and recreational opportunities, and other environmental issues to the residents of South Africa. This also caused a loss of ecological services like waste treatment which in-turn meant that costlier...
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- Fall '09
- Biodiversity, Natural environment