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Human activity and loss of biodiversity

Content objective:

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Vocabulary objective

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Large amounts of land now occupies by cities, towns, highways and farms.

Land clearing for single crops badly reduces biodiversity

Direct harvesting

human causes extinction of species

Habitat destruction

How a loss of biodiversity can reach a tipping point, and destroy an ecosystem

How monocultures threaten food production and natural biodiversity

GMOs are not inherently dangerous, but people use them to create monocultures

Deforestation

Imported Species

Safer methods of pest control

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