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GCA Environmental Science - Chapter 7: Biodiversity and Conservation
Terms in this set (14)
The variety of organisms in an area; by species, genes, populations, and communities; also called "biological diversity"
The number or variety of species in the world or in a particular region
Differences in DNA among individuals within a species or population
The number and variety of ecosystems in a particular area
The disappearance of a particular population from a particular area
A species that is at serious risk of extinction
A species that is likely to become endangered soon throughout all or part of its range; also called "vulnerable species"
The division of a habitat into smaller patches
The illegal capture or killing of an organism
Endangered Species Act (ESA)
The major law in the United States that protects biodiversity
The process of breeding and raising organisms under controlled conditions
Species Survival Plan (SPP)
A plan carried out by zoos and aquariums to protect species
An area that supports a large number of native species
Found in one area of the world
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