Biodiversity is an abbreviation for two words: biological diversity. The study of living forms is referred to as biological; variety denotes "many" and "various." Construction, pollution, and climate change all endanger many diverse plant and animal species - these trends endanger biodiversity. Scientists understand that biodiversity is linked to the health of the planet, and protecting biodiversity is one of the environmental movement's key goals.

Synonyms: Biological Diversity, Ecological Diversity, Biological Variety

Related Terms: habitat, conservation, ecological, wildlife, ecosystem, wetland, environmental, wildlife conservation, and coastal

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