Declining-Population Approach to Population Conservation


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The main conservation strategies to a declining population focus on:

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What are the main ways by which biologists approach conservation in declining populations?

I. By preserving an entire ecosystem

II. By focusing on the unique needs of a particular species

III. By introducing new members into the population to try and add genetic variety

2. What is the first step in diagnosing a declining population?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Populations decline for a variety of reasons. Check your knowledge of these reasons, their diagnosis and possible solutions with these assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be assessed on the following aspects of populations:

  • How biologists approach conservation in declining populations
  • Diagnosis of a declining population
  • The focus of population conservation strategies

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify facts related to population decline
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first step in diagnosing a declining population
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on approaches to population decline

Additional Learning

Learn about an approach to population conservation by reviewing the lesson titled Declining-Population Approach to Population Conservation. Objectives covered include:

  • Understand the reasons why populations decline
  • Review examples of conservation
  • Know the six steps to diagnosing and remediating a declining population