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Biodiversity Evaluation
Teena Agrawal* and Priyanka Danai
Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Biodiversity or biological diversity includes all living organisms such as plants, animals and microbes etc. and the genetic differences among them. It exists at species, community ecosystem and landscape scales. It is important for four basic reasons such as morality, aesthetics economics and the service that is provided to society. Biodiversity is considered at three main levels including species biodiversity, genetic biodiversity, functional biodiversity and ecosystem biodiversity. Relative to the variety of habitats, biotic communities and ecological processes in the biosphere, biodiversity is important in no. of ways such as promoting the aesthetic value of the natural environment, contribution to our material well being through utilitarian values, maintaining the integrity of the environment. There are many direct benefits to people and our economy from biodiversity such as foods, fibers, forage for grazing animals, medicines, fuels, building material and industrial product. Biodiversity is nature’s insurance policy against disasters. Loss of biodiversity not only reduces the availability of ecosystem services but also decreases the ability of species communities and ecosystem to adapt the changing environment conditions. India is one of the 12 mega diversity countries of the world. In biodiversity, each species no matter how big or small has an important role to play in ecosystem. Various plants and animal species depend on each other for what each offers and these diverse species ensures natural sustainability for all life forms. A healthy and solid biodiversity can recover itself from variety of disasters.

Keywords: Biodiversity, Biological diversity, Mega diversity, Disasters, Natural sustainability, Benefits
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How to cite this article:

Teena Agrawal, Priyanka Danai. 2017. Biodiversity Evaluation.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(3): 86-92
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.503.013