biodiversity

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Synonyms: Artenvielfalt, biologische Vielfalt, biological diversity

The total diversity of all organisms and ecosystems at various spatial scales (from genes to entire biomes). (IPCC)

Related terms:
mitigation co-benefitsCo-benefits that come along with climate change mitigation projects, such as livelihood diversification, health benefits and rural electrification., natural capitalNatural capital includes access to land, forests, water, grazing, fishing, wild products and biodiversity., forestsForestry is the management and care of woods, including fellings and plantation of new trees., biodiversity conservation, biodiversity lossBiodiversity is the degree of variation of life. This can refer to genetic variation, species variation, or ecosystem variation within an area, biome, or planet. Terrestrial biodiversity tends to be highest near the equator, which seems to be the result of the warm climate and high primary ...

Broader terms:
sustainabilityIn order to survive, all life, including human life, depends either directly or indirectly on the natural environment. Sustainability is a principle where current requirements are met while the livelihoods of future generations are not threatened.

Narrower terms:
ecosystemsA system of living organisms interacting with each other and their physical environment. The boundaries of what could be called an ecosystem are somewhat arbitrary, depending on the focus of interest or study. Thus, the extent of an ecosystem may range from very small spatial scales to, ..., nature protection, biodiversity conservation, ecological scarcity, habitat losses, natural assets, living planet index, biodiversity hotspotsA biodiversity hotspot is a biogeographic region with a significant reservoir of biodiversity that is under threat from humans. To qualify as a biodiversity hotspot on Myers 2000 edition of the hotspot-map, a region must meet two strict criteria: it must contain at least 0.5% or 1,500 species of ...

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