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brief introduction and some links
some articles and web sites (further down on this page)
Biodiversity - The variety of life on Earth, i.e. the number of different spiecies (animals, fish, birds, insects, plants, fungi, micro-organisms) that exist. (working definition)
Viability is harmed by man-made pollution of all kinds, such as chemicals in agriculture and industry, exhaust gases, carbon dioxide (CO2), and over-exploitation of natural resources. li> The direct harm of pollution is reinforced by secondary effects, such as soil-erosion, climate change (because of CO2), ultra-violet radiation (because of reduction of the atmospheric ozone) and radio-activity (because of radio-active weaponry and the atomic industry).
Some web sites on the Roots and Shoots of Great Apes - our nearest cousins in the animal world - very endangered:
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