Free Essays on Marine Biodiversity

  1. Marine Biodiversity

    Marine Biodiversity is one of the assets of the Philippines, and because of this, the country bear the title of the “Centre of Marine biodiversity”. But as timed passed by, little by little, this asset is being disturbed because of human deeds, and if the authorities didn’t do something, the once known...

  2. Marine Protection and Biodiversity in Mexico

    Country: Mexico Topic: Marine Protection and Biodiversity The oceans cover 70% of the planet’s surface area, and marine and coastal environments contain diverse habitats that support an abundance of marine life. Especially Mexico, where is bordered on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the...

  3. marine organism

    Marine Organism Introduction( By Elaine) Good morning, everyone. We are very honored to stand here to make this presentation. Firstly, I’d like to introduce our partners to you. This is our group leader Diao, and this is A, B, C, D, E. Today we are going to talk about the marine organism...

  4. Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity in Northern Canada

    Topic: impacts of climate change on biodiversity in Northern Canada Climate change, as a change in weather like global warming, has attracted the attention of the public. The issue of climate change has been becoming a global focus of attention for people around the world. Most scientists think that...

  5. BIODIVERSITY UNDER THREAT Part 1 Of 3

    BIODIVERSITY UNDER THREAT DEFINING BIODIVERSITY There are different ways of defining biodiversity in terms of genetic, species and ecosystem diversity; each has its own merits. Defining biodiversity The biosphere is the layer of the earth where there is life and it includes parts of the atmosphere...

  6. Biodiversity

    Philippine Biodiversity: Status and ThreatsBiodiversity as defined in the UNCBD is “the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part”. Biodiversity consists of variety of...

  7. Marine

    biologically diverse marine eco-systems on earth, rivaled only by the tropical rainforests on land. Corals grow over geologic time and have been in existence about 200 million years. Corals reached their current level of diversity 50 million years ago. The delicately balanced marine environment of...

  8. Forest and Terrestrial Biodiversity of Mauritius

    Chapter 2. Forest and Terrestrial Biodiversity of Mauritius 2.1 Overview of Biodiversity Mauritius has an area of 1,865 km2, of which 30% is considered forested. The area of good quality native forest, (i.e. that with more than 50% native plant cover, Page & d’Argent 1997), is estimated to cover less...

  9. Sociology

    government and international environmental conventions policies and laws, Business, economics, education, ecosystem, global policy, gender, forest, marine, protected area, species, water, social, science, world heritage IPCC Geneva, Switzerland 1988 Created By the UNEP and World Meteorological Org...

  10. Biodiversity Hotspots and Habitat Loss

     Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life. This can refer to genetic variation, species variation, or ecosystem variation which seems to be the result of the warm climate and high primary productivity. Marine biodiversity tends to be highest along coasts in the Western Pacific, where sea surface...

  11. Ingles Biodiversity

    interests. Firstly, the rise of human population has triggered on the loss of biodiversity by the over-exploitation of some resources as the excessive fissing that is likely to cause multiple complex imbalances in marine ecology. What´s more a new global study concludes that 90 percent of all large...

  12. biodiversity

    BIODIVERSITY Biodiversity is the part of nature which includes the difference in genes among the individuals of a species, the variety and richness of all the plant and animal species at different scales in space, locally in a region, in the country and the world and various types of ecosystems,...

  13. Biodiversity in the Desert Environment

    Biodiversity in the desert environment The Importance of the wild spread more than 2250 types of fungal plant in the Kingdom. Return to, that the kingdom is the basic unit of Pyramids of life and food chains, with the human on the top of that pyramid. Out of a 97 mammalian species in the Arabian...

  14. Biodiversity Story

    story Life on Earth—The Importance of Biodiversity What is Biodiversity and Why Is It Threatened? April 20, 2009—Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth. This includes all plants, animals and their habitats. As you can imagine, the Earth’s biodiversity is mind-bogglingly vast. According to the...

  15. Marine Bio Diversity

    Marine Biodiversity Marine Biodiversity refers the variety life that lives in the coastal areas or oceans environment; includes Plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms. Biodiversity is the name for the variety of all biological life. This is very important to us all because what we do affect the...

  16. Resolving Current and Future Conflicts Between Tourism and Ecosystems in the Bahamas

    form ridges and crevices. A safe haven for small creatures to hide, the ridges of this type of seashore are also natural habitats for a variety of marine plants (algae). The creatures of the rocky shore belong to different families of: Molluscs, Crustacea, Echinderms, Annelida and Fish. Whiteland...

  17. What Factors are Leading to the Loss of Biodiversity Globally?

    Innes Prepared by: Mélia Lagacé Date: March 19th, 2013 Assignment #5: What factors are leading to the loss of biodiversity globally? What factors are leading to the loss of biodiversity globally? In order of priority, describe some practical ways by which these losses might be stopped. I. INTRODUCTION ...

  18. Lebanon Oil Spill Threatens Bird and Marine Life

    (105 miles) of Lebanon’s coastline and is spreading out to the sea. The environmental impact of the oil spill on marine biodiversity is expected to be devastating. Oil spills affect marine life by either physical contamination or smothering, or by the bioaccumulation of the toxic components of oil in...

  19. marine conservation tools

    Conservation tools and techniques for preserving marine biodiversity conservation tend to combine theoretical disciplines, such as population and community marine biology, with practical conservation strategies, such as setting up marine reserves or marine protected areas (MPAs). Other techniques include...

  20. Philippines the Center of the Marine Fish Biodiversity

    of the marine fish biodiversity and the home of the most diverse marine ecosystem in the world in the study of two biologists Kent Carpenter and Victor Springer. The title of there is “The Center of the marine shore fish diversity: The Philippine Island,” we have are the center of the marine in the world...

  21. Philippine Biodiversity

    Philippine Biodiversity: Issues and Concerns According to UNCBD, Biodiversity means “the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part”. Biodiversity are composed of variety...

  22. Threats to biodiversity hotspots

    Homework 6 – Siovhan Tan Referring to examples, discuss the threats to biodiversity hotspots and why these threats could prove critical (15 marks) Biodiversity hotspots are areas in the natural environment that contain some of the biggest concentration of flora and fauna in the world, often containing...

  23. The impact of climate change on Vietnam Toursim Industry

    scenic, comfortable climates and particularly the diversity of marine life, etc. Hence, many international travelers often choose Vietnam as the destination for their marine tourism and eco-tourism associated with cultural understandings. Marine tourism in recent years has brought the significant foreign...

  24. Pollution in Port Cities

    countries and a huge portion of this trade is done on the sea. Marine shipping has had a local and global impact on port cities worldwide because it is one of the most efficient methods of transporting cargo and freight. Intensive marine shipping has caused greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to increase...

  25. Marine Protection

    The effects of Marine Protected Areas on Recreational fishing, with a focus on Temperate waters. Abstract Marine Protected Areas have been realized as a useful tool for the protection of marine eco system and biodiversity all over the world. These Marine Protected areas MPAs limit human activity...

  26. Convention on Biodiversity

    Convention on Biodiversity and Pakistan Background The convention on Biodiversity was globally adopted on 29 December 1993. It was the first international treaty that acknowledged the role of biodiversity in sustainable development. The CBD defines biodiversity loss as “the long term or permanent...

  27. Controversial Role of Marine Protected Areas in Fisheries Management

    Section 1 Marine protected areas (MPA) refer to the zones in which human activity has been placed under some restrictions for protection and restoration of the natural environment, its surrounding waters and the occupant ecosystems, and any cultural or historical resources that may require preservation...

  28. Global Biodiversity Data and Information

    GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY DATA AND INFORMATION Chandra Prasad Giri Surendra Shrestha Timotthy W. Foresman Ashbindu Singh 1. Introduction Biological diversity or biodiversity, a term that first emerged some twenty years ago (Lovejoy, 1980; Wilson, 1985; Norse et al. 1986; Wilson and Peters, 1988; Reid...

  29. Using examples, assess the relative importance of human and physical factors in influencing levels of biodiversity. (15)

    It is clearly the case that variations in levels of biodiversity are highly influenced by physical factors. The climate of a region has a massive impact on the levels of biodiversity, as this determines what flora and fauna can survive. Sunlight, temperature, water and CO₂ are all limiting factors for...

  30. Economics of Bio-Diversity

    ECONOMICS OF BIODIVERSITY & THE VALUE OF SPECIES: HOW DO WE ALLOCATE FUNDS TO PROTECT DIVERSITY? “Everything, whether measured in monetary or physical units, is amenable to economic reasoning provided it is scarce (or may become so in the future) and is appreciated by at least some members of the...