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Biodiversity

[bahy-oh-dih-VERS-ih-tee]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: English, 1980s

1.

The variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem.

Examples of Biodiversity in a sentence

"The Australian biodiversity is responsible for almost 10% of all species on Earth."

"The foundation was focused on efforts to preserve the biodiversity of the rainforest."

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About Biodiversity

The word biodiversity was stitched together from pieces of ancient languages, but it’s a relatively modern term. In Greek “bios” means mode of life and “divertere” is a Latin verb for to go different ways. Biodiversity is used to refer to all the different types of plant and animal life in a given area.

Did you Know?

As concerns about ecological conservation grow, biodiversity has moved from a specialized word only used by scientists, to quite a commonly understood term. Efforts to preserve biodiversity include habitat restoration, animal rescues and sanctuaries, and specific laws designed to improve positive biodiversity.

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