What is biodiversity? -- Genetic diversity -- Ecosystems -- Focus on keystone species -- Deforestation -- Focus on the amazon rain forest -- Climate change -- Pollution -- Hunting -- Focus on the ivory trade -- Invasive species -- Consequences -- Back from the brink -- Focus on the bald eagle -- Focus on the humpback whale -- Glossary.
The huge variety of plants and animals that live on Earth is called biodiversity. As ecosystems are destroyed by climate change and human activity, plants and animals are becoming endangered and even extinct. Find out how the loss of biodiversity affects food chains and natural habitats, why it is important to humans, and how its loss threatens the health of all living things on the planet.