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Understanding Biodiversity

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  • To understand biodiversity we're going to stay with TEDEd videos. Watch, Why is biodiversity so important? 

    After watching this short video go to the Global Issues web site and read the page by Anup Shah, Why Is Biodiversity Important? Who Cares?, Global Issues, Updated: January 19, 2014.  Read the following sections:

    • What is Biodiversity?
    • Why is Biodiversity Important?
    • A Healthy Biodiversity Offers Many Natural Services