Biodiversity



diversity among and within plant and animal species in an environment.
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noun
the existence of a wide variety of plant and animal species in their natural environments, which is the aim of conservationists concerned about the indiscriminate destruction of rainforests and other habitats
n.
biodiversity
(bī’ō-dĭ-vûr’sĭ-tē)
The number, variety, and genetic variation of different organisms found within a specified geographic region.

Note: The preservation of biodiversity is considered by environmentalists to be a major goal of environmental policy.

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