Conservation Biology and Biodiversity
Threats to Biodiversity
Through increased adoption of sustainable practices, we can save biodiversity, while reducing habitat loss and irresponsible land use.
Overharvesting threatens biodiversity because it degrades ecosystems by eliminating species of plants, animals, and other organisms.
Exotic species introduced into foreign ecosystems can threaten native species through competition for resources, predation, and disease.
The global warming trend is recognized as a major biodiversity threat, especially when combined with other threats such as habitat loss.