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  1. Biodiversity
    the number and variety of of organisms found in a specific area
  2. protect
    to legally guard a species that is listed as engendered threatened or of a species of concern.
  3. Biodiversity hotspot
    a place where  there is an exceptionally large number of species in a relatively small area.
  4. Community
    All the population of a different species that interact in a specific area or ecosystem.
  5. Dominant species
    a species that is so abundant it has the the biggest biomass of any community member.
  6. Key stone species
    a species that can affect population numbers and the health of an ecosystem.
  7. Captive Breading
    the breading of rare or endangered wildlife in controlled settings to increase the population size.
  8. Ecosystem engineer
    a species that causes such dramatic changes to landscape that it creates a new ecosystem.
  9. succession
    a series of changes in ecosystems that occurs over time following a disturbance.
  10. Habitat loss
    The destruction of habitats which usually results from human activities.
  11. Deforestation
    The practice of clearing forests for logging or other human uses, and never replanting them.
  12. Alien Species
    A species that is accidentally or deliberately introduced to a new location usually as a result of human activity.
  13. Invasive Species
    A species that can take over the habitat of native species or invade their bodies.
  14. Over exploitation
    the use or extraction of a resource until it is depleted.
  15. Extinction
    the death of all the individuals of a species.
  16. Biodiversity crisis
    the current accelerated rate of extinction on earth
  17. Restoration ecology
    The renewal or degraded or destroyed ecosystem through active human intervention.
  18. reforestation
    the regrowth of a forest either through the planting of seeds or trees in an area where a forest was cut down
  19. Biocontrol
    the use of a species to control the population growth or spread of an undesirable species.
  20. Bioremediation
    the use of living organisms to clean up contaminated area naturally.
  21. bioaugmentation
    the use of organisms to add essential nutrients to depleted soils.

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