What are Major Threats to Biodiversity?


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The loss of part or all of a forest, _____, is a major threat to biodiversity.

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1. Real estate development sometimes takes precedence over biodiversity and so wetlands are _____, reducing biodiversity.

2. Illegal hunting of animals (and even of plants) threatens biodiversity. This is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about major threats to biodiversity. Answer questions on topics like the loss of any part of a forest and something that is done to wetlands in favor of land development by real estate companies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these key points:

  • The hunting of animals illegally
  • The threatening of biodiversity by damming
  • Biodiversity threatened in the Everglades

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on major threats to biodiversity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the threat to biodiversity regarding the loss of a part of a forest
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about wetlands that are affected by land development, illegally hunting animals and damming

Additional Learning

Find out more about this topic with the accompanying lesson named What are Major Threats to Biodiversity? These areas of study will be considered:

  • Biodiversity explanation
  • The destruction of habitats around the world
  • Fishing ships
  • Climate change and its impact on biodiversity
  • Pharmaceuticals, herbicides, plastics and poisons