Human Impact on The Biosphere


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Habitat Loss
The habitat is complete removed (Amazon Rainforest and Coral Reefs)
Habitat Degradation
The habitat is made worse and worse by pollution until no organisms can live there
the killing of animals for food
Unregulated hunting
hunting of animals for which there are now rules about when/how much you can hunt them
hunting outside of season, or taking the wrong size animal, or to many of the animal
Habitat Fragmentation
Separation of wilderness areas from other wilderness areas. Decreases interior species and increases edge species
Endangered Species
Species defined as approaching extinction by the US Government