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Title: International Year of Biodiversity-2010
Authors: G., Ramprasad Babu
Issue Date: May-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: The year 2010 has been designated as the International Year of Biodiversity aimed at raising public awareness of the threat to biodiversity from mankind and its impending consequences not only to human survival but also the survival of all the other species on Earth.HAVE you ever considered that the water we drink from our taps may have been purified by a wetland or forest? Did you know that much of the food we eat depends on the services provided by a diversity of pollinating insects and animals? Biodiversity may be a buzzword, but as a concept it lies at the heart of ecological research. Bio means life and diversity means variety. Biodiversity is life, your life is biodiversity and biodiversity is you. Biodiversity is the term used to describe the variety of life on Earth from genes to species to broader scale of ecosystems. It includes every plant and animal as well as micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses. Biological diversity is not evenly distributed over the Earth's surface.
Page(s): 16-18
ISSN: 0036-8512
Source:SR Vol.47(05) [May 2010]

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