This volume describes the three fundamental categories of global biodiversity - genetic diversity, species diversity & ecosystem diversity. It discusses the effects of the loss of biodiversity threatening the extinction of animal, plant, fish species.
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Genetic diversity Cultivated plants
Ecosystem diversity Tropical rain forests
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Africa agriculture animal species assessment become extinct Biological Diversity biological resources cattle Central America commercial conservation of biodiversity conserve biodiversity containing Convention on Biological coral reefs Country Studies crop breeding cultivated developing countries domestic animals domestic breeds drugs economic ecosystem diversity endangered endemic environment environmental erosion estimated fish Fund gene banks genetic diversity genetic material genetic resources Genetic uniformity genetic variation Global Biodiversity Strategy governments grasslands Habitat loss important increased Indonesia industries international trade IUCN land livestock mainly major mangrove areas mangroves medicinal plants micro-organisms million molluscs natural number of species Ornamental plants plant and animal plant species pollution populations programmes protected areas rattan regions seed banks South America South-East Asia species and ecosystem Species extinction survival threat threatened mammals threatened plants threatened species timber traditional medicines tropical forests tropical rain forests UNEP United varieties wetlands wild flora wild relatives wild species wildlife World Conservation Union