The variety of organisms in a given area, the genetic variation within a population, the variety of species in a community, or the variety of communities in an ecosystem
A segment of DNA on a chromosome that codes for a specific trait
A species whose impact on its community or ecosystem are much larger and more influential than would be expected from mere abundance
A form of tourism that supports the conservation and sustainable development of ecologically unique areas
A species whose population size is rapidly declining and will become extinct if the trend continues
Species that could become endangered in the near future
Organisms that are not native to a particular area
The illigal hunting, capturing or collecting of wildlife.
Species that are found in only one area. Such species are especially vulnerable to extinction.
Any form of genetic material, such as that contained within the reproductivde cells of animals
Endangered Species Act
Identifies threatened and endangered species in the US, and puts their protection ahead of economic considerations
Habitat Conservation Plan
A plan that attempts to protect one of more speices across large areas lf land through trade-offs or cooperative agreements
Preserve biodiversity and ensure the fair use of genetic resources in all countries