Biodiversity: To defend or not defend?. By: Jaijot Jutla. My endangered species. The endangered species that I chose was an American Alligator One thing to notice is that everyone mixes them up with crocodiles They are different from crocodiles. Alligator. Crocodile. Species Profile.
By: Jaijot Jutla
Alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii
Florida redbelly turtle (Pseudemysnelsoni)
The Meadow Vole (Microtuspennsylvanicus)
I think that biodiversity is important because without it there would be no animals and without animals there would eventually be no humans. A diverse ecosystem can prevent and recover from lots of disasters. Humans depend on mostly all plants and animals. For example, one quarter of all prescribed medicines in the U.S. have ingredients from plants. If a diverse ecosystem is more productive, it's easier to get these plants to make anything. Humans also directly benefit from a diverse ecosystem because the plants, the clean water and the air, provide us with oxygen and control erosion. Some major ways biodiversity helps humans is: plants absorb the greenhouse gases and help to stop or reduce global warming, the bio diverse ecosystems easily recover from natural disasters, the biodiversity provide us with food (like meat) and medicinal ingredients come from the plants. There are many other things that come from these ecosystems. Some examples can be furniture that’s made out of wood. The wood comes from trees and then processes and is made into furniture or other products. I personally hate the fact that they have to ruin biodiversity to make products like these even thought they are a necessity for humans. In my opinion biodiversity is beautiful and should be enjoyed and not be taken advantage of.